πŸ’­ DEALT A BLOW? πŸ˜”

Smiles. So it happened that on a particular day, I had thoughts, that was intended as a trap to my mind by the deceiver of all times (the devil). I was not where I had planned or figured I would be but then I was where He (God) needed me be. Funny as it seems now, I believed all the discouraging words, I felt I had lost all iota of hope to try and do anything again.

But then, the way the mood changed within some minutes interval was really surprising. I was at some point earlier with teary eyes as I couldn’t help but say aloud – God helps me!. It was not a nice feeling at all within me. But then somewhere deep within, I knew He was still in charge and in care despite it all. But then I was still aching badly.

The miracle that birthed my sharing this is that some minutes after the teary episode, I was reflecting on the evolving stages of my life, as I was sorting and looking through my old pictures (from childhood to the recent ones) in my phone gallery. I couldn’t help but dance to the song that was playing on my phone – Victory by Eben. I got on my feet from the couch and was dancing. I totally forgot there was something that happened that made me cry in the first place. πŸ™ˆ

And to crown it all. I felt in charge. I am sure if I was to set my eyes on the devil physically at that time, he would be wailing and biting his fingers if he had any. Because yeah, I was back. πŸ™‹ I was no longer on the moping mode. I was excited for the next day which happened to be my birthday – celebrating another graced new year.

The reality is that when we ask God – “God take charge and be in the care of my life” and all. Be ready for some drastic changes. Oh my my, it is never always an easy one physically speaking but over time, when we look at the process that has birthed our glimmering and blessed selves. We rejoice. Reminds me of the song – Glimmer in the dust by Hillsong (A friend shared it with me, earlier on, when this phase started for me) πŸ™Œ

So the blow you might have been dealt may differ from mine. But then, we have the same God, who is high and mighty. Precedent and all-encompassing in love and great care for our lives.

The relief comes when we choose to take our stand and believe that He is still there no matter what had happened. Pretty tough I can tell from experience but you can if you search within than out!. ❀

We will keep standing and being victorious in Christ Jesus (My dear big bro πŸ™‡). The reality is that the devil always wants to take advantage of the situations that seem like a disappointment and drag us to our knees in surrender to his folly. As he rightly knows that he has been ridiculed, made a public show of and dragged to its shame, by the price Christ paid for us all on the cross of Calvary (Colossians 2:15; AMP) and absolutely finished for him (Colossians 2:15; MSG). Yes, He paid the price and that price licensed us (each one of us having accepted Jesus as our Lord and Saviour) to sit beside the right-hand side of our God in the heavenly places. And because the devil knows the reality of this means a total doom to him and his cohort, He is constantly seeking to bring us down and waging war.

Do read this:

Be sober [well balanced and self-disciplined], be alert and cautious at all times. That enemy of yours, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion [fiercely hungry], seeking someone to devour. But resist him, be firm in your faith [against his attack–rooted, established, immovable], knowing that the same experiences of suffering are being experienced by your brothers and sisters throughout the world. [You do not suffer alone.] After you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace [who imparts His blessing and favor], who called you to His own eternal glory in Christ, will Himself complete, confirm, strengthen, and establish you [making you what you ought to be]. To Him be dominion (power, authority, sovereignty) forever and ever. Amen.

1 PETER 5:8‭-‬11 (AMP)

So then a dear friend just as we have read above to encourage ourselves, you and I won’t give in. Yes, it is hurtful; yes it is painful; yes it seems all hope was dashed; yes it seems as though God is silent about it; yes it seems why would He have given me a “go ahead with it” when He knew this would be the result. But then, despite all of these, the majesty of God in us remains ever true and forever real regardless of how much hurts, ache, and disappointment we feel right now.

My prayer for you and I is – We would never lose sight of the Glory that lies ahead in it all; and that we would continue to choose God over and over again no matter how much we ache through the process. πŸ™

When the process gets tough remember the Gold’s melting and refining process. Whenever it gets all heated up and hard on you, remember the mallet of the goldsmith on the melted gold ready to make it into a desirable asset for the elected and noble ones.

The process ain’t always easy (Nay! πŸ˜‘); but definitely worthwhile. Trust me!

Do take this prayer with me:

Oh God, may my heart always choose you and may all; everything bring us to our knees in surrender to you always at the throne of mercy – acknowledging that we can’t do it all alone without your presence. Amen.

“Therefore let us [with privilege] approach the throne of grace [that is, the throne of God’s gracious favor] with confidence and without fear, so that we may receive mercy [for our failures] and find [His amazing] grace to help in time of need [an appropriate blessing, coming just at the right moment]”.

HEBREWS 4:16 (AMP)

Yay!. Do have a glorious time ahead folks. πŸ’ƒ

P.S: This was actually written a day to my birthday. If you know it already 😘 and if not, it’s March 7th (thank me later for the reveal) πŸ˜…πŸ˜‚

πŸ‘‘#HCCounsels# πŸ‘‘

17 Comments Add yours

  1. Michelle says:

    I love this! Lately I’ve been feeling down a lot, but I’m going to take your advice and give it to God! This is such an inspiration to keep on smiling. πŸ™‚

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    1. Smiles. Really glad it came in at the needful time ma’am.πŸ™Œ God is faithful to meet us at the point of our needs always.

      My heart prays for you. πŸ™‡

      Yes ma’am, keep the smile active.πŸ’ƒπŸ˜ You are strong in Him. ❀

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  2. jesusluvsall says:

    Jesus has all power and he knows our future before we get there. It is too easy to take our eyes off of him and look at our circumstances. That is why we need each other to remind us such as you have in your post. πŸ™‚

    You have a beautiful smile little sister πŸ™‚

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    1. Yes big bro. Very true, Godly relationships are needful and very vital.

      Awww. 😊 Thank you big bro.

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  3. Dawn says:

    Beautiful pictures! Thanks for sharing this encouraging reminder that Jesus is with us through the ups and downs of life. We come out as stronger people as we are refined in the fire! 😘❀️

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    1. Thanks a lot sis. 😊❀

      You are always welcome. Bless God. πŸ™‡

      Very true sis. πŸ’ͺ

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      1. Dawn says:

        You’re welcome!

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  4. Wise Hearted says:

    Great post, full of truth tumbling over truth.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Thanks much sis. ❀❀
      Bless God for His words of hope. πŸ™Œ

      Like

  5. Perth Girl says:

    This is so inspiring. Yes, we can take it to God and he is there with us through it all.

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    1. Glad to know it was sis. Very true!.
      He is always with us. πŸ™ŒπŸ™‡

      Thanks sis. ❀

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  6. Israel says:

    God is good

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    1. All the time. He is amazing!.
      Thanks for always reading through Israel. 😊

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  7. πŸ˜’ Das how you withheld the knowledge of your birthday from us (until now) just so we don’t come to devour your birthday food. Keep it up!

    I don’t think I want to say more about the profound thought you penned down today. I’ll just feast my mind on it and let it bless me.

    I think my thoughts on the post are summed up in the passage below. It’s such a beautiful one!

    Philippians 4:6-7
    [6]Do not fret or have any anxiety about anything, but in every circumstance and in everything, by prayer and petition (definite requests), with thanksgiving, continue to make your wants known to God.
    [7]And God’s peace [shall be yours, that tranquil state of a soul assured of its salvation through Christ, and so fearing nothing from God and being content with its earthly lot of whatever sort that is, that peace] which transcends all understanding shall garrison and mount guard over your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.

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    1. Ah ah πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

      Uncle Blessing. You can still come for your batch of cake and all o. 😁

      Smiles. Bless God for His words.πŸ™Œ

      This verse – love it.

      The power and grace of thanksgiving laced in prayers to God can never be undermined. It shows the devil he has lost the battle already.

      I will not fret!. πŸ™‡

      Thanks Blessing for blessing me. πŸ˜‚

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      1. 😁You are an interesting piece of work you know?

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        1. Lol. Am I?.
          πŸ˜‚

          Now I know o. πŸ™ˆ

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