Yesterday was a strange day for me. It seemed heavy, difficult. All afternoon I struggled within myself. Then this morning as I was going to meet with my brother I stopped by the church only to hear a very strange noise.
It was the sound of rushing water.
This is NEVER a sound you want to hear in an empty building and so upon my search I found a flooded basement from an exterior faucet left on flooding through the office windows.
For a second I thought all the negative you could, but then came peace.
My morning devotion discussed the renewing of my mind in Romans 12 and how I need to seek ways to renew my mind to focus my thoughts on Gods truth, not my trial.
And here was His answer to me.
So shall they fear the name of the LORD from the west, and his glory from the
rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the
LORD shall lift up a standard against him. Isaiah 59:19
As the enemy was trying to get a hold of my thoughts through a literal flood, the Lord flooded my mind with peace.
The enemy wanted to depress me.
The enemy wanted to discourage me.
The enemy wanted to drown me in my sorrows.
But the Spirit of the Lord lifted up a Standard against Him.
Instead of poisoning my thoughts with toxic material to cause sickness and death, the Spirit of the Lord gave me Joy and Hope and became a help in my time of need.
I do not know what thoughts the enemy has been putting into your head lately.
I do know how they seem to come in like a Flood.
and I do know the need to replace those thoughts through the renewing of our minds.
What scripture has God been encouraging your thought life with?
Share it and maybe others can be encouraged as they stand neck deep in the enemies flood and maybe today someone might be renewed by your testimony.
Have an awesome day, I know I am.