Ever have a day where everything makes you cry? That’s my kind of day today. Struggling with feeling empty, unaccomplished and alone. I’ve cried on and off all day today. I could blame it on hormones but the truth is this is a spiritual battle and today I’m letting the enemy steal my joy.
Why am I so emotional today? Because a blessed event is taking place today that I can’t be a part of. There’s an ache in my heart that longs to be there instead of here but it’s simply impossible for me to be there. Someone reading this might be thinking, “Nothing’s impossible with God.” And I would agree with you. However short of God teleporting me across the world, I won’t physically be there. Even though I’m there in thought and spirit, there’s a hole in my heart because I cannot physically witness this treasured event.
The enemy has grabbed hold of that ache and made the hole in my heart deeper by bombarding me with thoughts of hopelessness and futility. He’s thrown in a heaping pile of animosity toward someone I’ve already forgiven and he’s throwing me a world class pity party, with him and me the only attendees.
But the Holy Spirit crashed the party and kicked the devil out. The Almighty “Fun Police” arrested the stealer of my joy and put the lying bandit behind bars. Once the pity party was over, Jesus prompted me to make a recording singing Child of Love by Sara Groves. And I did. Then He invited me into His word and cleaned up the remaining remnants of depression by speaking Luke 6:20-23 NLT.
“Then Jesus turned to his disciples and said, “God blesses you who are poor, for the Kingdom of God is yours. God blesses you who are hungry now, for you will be satisfied. God blesses you who weep now, for in due time you will laugh. What blessings await you when people hate you and exclude you and mock you and curse you as evil because you follow the Son of Man. When that happens, be happy! Yes, leap for joy! For a great reward awaits you in heaven. And remember, their ancestors treated the ancient prophets that same way.”
Jesua dried me tears, lifted up my chin to point my face toward His and reminded me that I am blessed simply because I am His precious child of love.
The next time the enemy invites you to a pity party and starts the festivities off with a round of the crying game-call the Almighty Fun Police and have the Holy Spirit kick that joy thief of the property of your heart and mind before one tear falls down your cheek!