God also says, “When the time’s ripe, I answer you. When victory’s due, I help you.”Isaiah 49:8
My victory is due and God is here to help me battle and win.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness month. Historically, it’s been a rough month for me and this year is no exception. However, in addition to the normal October isn’t great-ness, I have been spiritually attacked. I wrote last week about spiritual battles and it’s coming straight from my personal life.
People from my past. Nightmares. Unwanted memories pushing back to the forefront. Triggers coming left and right. I guess I should mention that I was in a marriage of domestic violence, for those of you who don’t know my story. I did a whole series of 8 posts titled #1thing on it two years ago as a way to help others understand what domestic violence really looks like in all it’s ugly facets. It’s not just physical. You can see the start of it here: #1Thing: Post 1
This month is a little different. This month, the darkness I never wanted to deal with is rising up. The things I couldn’t face before. And although I still want to push it back down and pretend it doesn’t exist, I’m not going to. God is calling me to battle. It’s time to face these demons head on and with God’s help get victory over them and the past.
What does that look like?
Why am I sharing this?? I. don’t. know. God told me to. Which means someone, somewhere is going to read this who needs to read it. Someone is hurting. Someone is facing some past hurts of some kind. Someone has some demons of their own they are ready to break free from. Perhaps someone has been through domestic violence and needs hope or a starting point. Someone will read this and be helped or encouraged or led to take their hurts to prayer, to a friend, to a counselor.
That’s why I share. To help others. Even when it feels yucky to me.
It’s a Tuesday, friends.
Spiritual attacks are real. They come in all shapes and sizes and from any means the enemy thinks will work. Words, situations, events…
They can gut punch you and leave you lying on the floor wondering what happened. They can sneak in subtly or be in your face evil. They can come hidden under a smile and sickly sweet words to the point you don’t even realize it’s an attack until after the fact when you’re shaking and wondering if you’re going to pass out.Read More
Good morning, friends! It’s been a long time since I’ve written but God has been waking me up, via puppy, at 5am for the last few mornings and I finally figured out it was so I can start blogging again. So here’s to hopefully getting back into the habit!
I am in a season of growth. I’m being stretched, challenged, and loved on by a Holy Father. This past weekend was a huge step of growth for me and affected me so much, I need to share it and hope it will also help others.Read More