Monday, July 21, 2008

Spiritual warfare

I am beginning this post while we are sitting in the clinic. Keith is sleeping. Of the five bags of chemo he gets, two have finished. We still have about three and a half hours to go.

Keith has been feeling pretty good. We were able to go on our trip to be with Keith's parents, sisters and their families for his dad's 70th birthday. It was nice for everyone to be able to be together. I think the last time everyone was together was at the wedding for Keith's nephew a couple of years ago.

As I sit, watching over Keith as he gets his chemo, I think a lot. Today my thoughts have centered around spiritual warfare, and how Satan is continually trying to get to us. Everywhere God's people are trying to work, Satan is there trying to tear things down. I have a friend who is need of prayer, because of the spiritual warfare that Satan has launched.

I know there are times when Keith and I feel the oppressive weight of Satan's power. It weighs us down to the point it is difficult to get back up. As Christians, we know all we have to do is ask God for help. The hard part seems to be letting go so that God is able to help. I can't speak for Keith, but I tend to have a harder time letting go and letting God. I am not usually someone who can hear God speak, but there has been the occasion that I have sensed God trying to tell me to let Him handle whatever is bothering me at the time. That is the point that I tend to get into trouble. I can let go of it for a little while, but I have trouble leaving it with God. How I long for the day that will be an easy task!

I know that at one time or another, all Christians will struggle with Satan and spiritual warfare. It is a given at least until the Rapture. I do think that it is important that we not be afraid to admit when we are being attacked and ask for prayer to see us through. God says he will not forsake us. We have to have faith that God is who he says he is!

Until next time!

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