Dear Precious Friends,
On this TGIFF ( Thank God I'm Forgiven Friday) I pray you have woken up and welcomed this amazing new day remembering the miracle you are, the gift of this day, and the fact that God knows where you are with your circumstance.
Over the past few weeks I've been around so many who are struggling with Anxiety. Depression. PTSD. Triggers . I am sharing a post from Beauty from ashes because I could not have written this any better myself. Please share this with all you know who are going through this difficult time and are struggling greatly with fear and need to know what is happening. There is help for those who are struggling. There are Christian Counselors who are trained in this area when you can't pull out of this pit yourself. PM me if you need names. Here is what we need to know:
The enemy is pulling out all stops and launching as many fiery darts at God’s children as he can. His days are numbered. Many Christians have been finding themselves feeling oppressed.
If you are going through anxiety, depression, or PTSD now, I encourage you to fight! You have everything in you to win this battle. The same Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead lives in you, if you are a born again Christian. You are more than a conqueror in Jesus Christ!
The enemy comes to steal, kill, and destroy. Anxiety and depression, and PTSD are just fiery darts from the enemy. Ephesian 6 tells us that the shield of faith extinguishes all the fiery darts from the enemy. We have what it takes to overcome! We just have to act in faith. If you feel like you lack faith, get in the word! Faith comes by hearing!
The enemy is out to steal, kill, and destroy you. Jesus came to give you an abundant life. We have all we need to overcome. Believe it.
This is what the Holy Spirit has shown me about Triggers and PTSD. Greater is He! Every trigger is a chance to trust God. Trust Him beloved to walk you through the trigger. The root of triggers and PTSD is fear. We know that fear is a liar. Fear is the devil trying to control us. How do we overcome fear? By walking in faith! Let me say that again. WE OVERCOME FEAR BY WALKING IN FAITH! It's acting in courage, taking that step even though you are afraid, even though your knees shake, you're still walking, that is courage! You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you.
Beloved, Romans 8:37 says we are more than conquerors!
Romans 8 :37
"No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us."
We have all we need to overcome! Our weapons are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, anything that tries to set itself above Jesus. Bring every thought into captivity to obedience in Christ! Jesus is the name above all names, including labels like PTSD and triggers.
2 Corinthians 10:3-5
3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. 4 For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, 5 casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ,
The same power that raised Jesus from the grave is living in every born-again believer.
The enemy wants to throw fear at us and give it a label, PTSD, triggers, let's call it what it is, fiery darts from the enemy. God's word says that raising up the shield of faith will extinguish all the fiery darts from the enemy.
16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.
What do we do when a trigger is presented? What if you don't even have time to pray a big drawn out prayer? Just say Jesus! He's the name above all names! At the mention of His name, fear bows! Get ahold of who and what Jesus is! The risen Savior that overcame sin, death, so that we can be free!
"5 But He was wounded for our transgressions,
He was bruised for our iniquities;
The chastisement for our peacewas upon Him,
And by His stripes we are healed."
Beloved, get ahold of who you are in Christ and the authority that we have as born-again believers!
"Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you."
The enemy wants to keep us in fear and bondage. I invite you to start taking the triggers (fiery darts) and raising up your shield of faith. One trigger at a time, call on Jesus, He will walk with you through darkest valley. This is how we overcome! Each trigger that comes, each one that you trust the Lord to help you through, your faith is building and building. And soon that huge mountain you were looking at from the valley, guess what? You climbed the mountain.
4 Even though I walk
through the darkest valley,
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.
PTSD and triggers are a sign that you made it through what was meant to destroy you. You made it away from the wolves and you're safe in the Shepherd's arms. The enemy is mad he failed and having a temper tantrum. And this is the attack, the enemy's last ditch effort to keep you in bondage. Raise up your shield of faith against the fiery darts. This is just a dark valley you're walking through. One step at a time, oh yes you can do all things through Christ who strengthens you! You're an overcomer!
37 Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.
Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
New King James Version
17 So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
10 The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.
2 Timothy 1:7
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind
To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness, that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that He might be glorified.”
Let us pray. Dear Lord,
I pray for those that have been experiencing depression, anxiety, and PTSD. We do not receive these labels, we claim health and wholeness, the peace that passes all understanding, in the name of Jesus. We cast out the spirit of anxiety in the name of Jesus. You have not given us a spirit of fear, but a spirit of power, love, and a sound mind. We put on the garment of praise for the spirit heaviness. We put on the full armor of God and we walk in the authority that You have given us. We trust that You are with us when we walk through the valley of the shadow of death, we will fear no evil because You are with us. You protect us. Yours is the name above all names. Fear must bow to the name of Jesus. We are more than conquerors! Glory to Your name Jesus! In Jesus name. Amen.
My friends, please share this as a tool to help those who you are praying for and let's remember who we are and whose we are in CHRIST.
MORE THAN OVERCOMERS!!!!