- Stacey Darling
This week I found it difficult to write. Not only have I not been able to write, I’ve had trouble finding the words to pray. Thankfully, I have some amazing friends and a wonderful husband who have been praying for me, encouraging me and lifting me up. They’ve literally been standing in the gap for me while the Lord works in my mind and heart.
It can be difficult when you feel like you are being swallowed up in quicksand, surrounded by what feels like disappointments, heartbreak and discouragement. I do love the Lord with all of my heart and I trust Him, but that doesn’t mean I don’t struggle to hold onto hope.
During these times, I’ve found the enemy can also be quite relentless with his attacks. When I am in the midst of spiritual warfare, I do my best to apply God’s word and stay prayed up but during these times I have fight for my peace. Fighting these battles can be exhausting. This past week, I couldn’t muster up the energy to pick up my armor and fight anymore.
“Be still and know that I am God” Psalm 46:10
This morning the Lord woke me from my sleep and spoke to me. I clearly heard Him say “I am here,” and “Be still.” Just those five words were a much needed reminder that I am not alone, and that sometimes all I need to do is be still and let Him do His work in me and my situation.
“The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still." Exodus 14:14
When I don’t have the energy to fight anymore, He will fight for me. He is always fighting for me. He is always fighting for all of His children.
“In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God.” Romans 8:26-27
When I can’t find the words to pray, the Holy Spirit will intercede for me. He speaks to the Father for me. He knows what is in my heart.
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
2 Corinthians 12:9-11
During times of hardship and hopelessness, I depend on His power and His strength. When I am weak He is strong. This is true for all of His children.