Too close to home

I’ve had several conversations this week with people who are struggling with the fact that their biggest troubles are with the ones closest to their hearts.  In the middle of the storm is hard to remember that the enemy makes a point to know where things will hurt you the most. If you were to have the same issues with someone who wasn’t closer to your heart you would not care as much, and the purpose of the enemy is to steal, kill and destroy, so he’s not going to have tender thoughts towards us, because YOU servant of God are a threat to his plans.

The bible warns us about this when it says, “ From now on there will be five in one family divided against each other, three against two and two against three. They will be divided, father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law.” Luke 12:52-54

The most important thing is to remember that there have been times when we have allowed ourselves to be used by the enemy to hurt others and that at this moment when you are the one hurting it’s not them, it’s him.” For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms” Ephesians 6:12

Try not to engage and fall for the trap. Retrieving is not a sign of weakness but of wisdom. Go to your Father because “the Lord will fight for you, you need only to be still” (Exodus 14:14) Pray that the Lord will give you wisdom to handle the situation. Sometimes the Lord will tell you that you need to confront the situation and set boundaries with that person. Sometimes the Lord will tell you to allow him to deal with them, and then ask him to comfort you on your pain…

As always I like to hear from you… Have you been in a situation when you feel defeated because the hardest blows are coming in the shape of the ones you love? If you want to share, I’m here to hear it. Even if you don’t I pray God’s wisdom over you.

Many blessings

Do you want to be encouraged in times of trouble? Do you know someone who could use some light out of their tunnel?  Don’t forget to pick your copy of Growth Lessons, which is still at 99 cents. It’s never late for giving the gift of faith.

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About Naty Matos

Great desire to worship God through the gift of writing and share a message of inspiration to all around me.

Posted on January 11, 2012, in Inspirational Thoughts and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Beautiful Naty…I discovered your blog through Lynn Mosher as she posted one of your insightful writings on her blog. You are a beautiful writer, revealing the love towards our Father who first loved us. This post is so filled with truth…You are lovely!
    Teresa Criswell
    Author of ‘God is Enthralled By Your Beauty’

    • Thanks for your visit. I’m blessed by your comment. Lynn is an adorable person and great writer :). I’m glad the Lord has touched you through my writing. Hope you come back often.
      Have a blessed day!!

  2. I really needed this. I’ve been struggling with family issues and have been going nuts on how to handle it.

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