GOD is in the midst of and cares about everything we do, say, feel, think, believe, etc. even down to the very small, minuteness details of our lives. GOD showed up in the midst of my anxieties and doubts about whether I’ll be in good health during my travels and visit to Virginia, North Carolina and Georgia for the Thanksgiving holiday. HE showed out and let me know that HE is GOD and that HE fails not!!!
I’m usually a very good planner and packer but not this time. My brain and thought processes just haven’t been there at work nor this trip, so this is very unusual for me and that’s when I recognized that the Devil was in the mix.
At work I struggled to get the most mundane task done and completing assignments by the deadline dates were challenging. For weeks prior at work I had the intention to straighten and organize my office before the Thanksgiving break but I didn’t accomplish that either. So here I was Tuesday night left with packing yet to do for a Wednesday morning departure and had felt the symptoms of a cold brewing all Tuesday at work. My colds usually develop into a nasty upper respiratory infection which lasts at least 10 days and here I was due to travel on an eight-hour drive down South the next day and I wasn’t going to accept what the Devil was trying to stop, GOD’s work. Satan and his demonic spirits were trying to prevent me from going on this trip through a mishap of various things that night but I prayed and prayed and prayed to GOD to help me and give me the strength to do what I needed to do. As the cold symptoms increased throughout the night now with continual sneezing, running nose and congestion, I continued to move and pack while praising and thanking the LORD for being my FATHER who cares for me in everything that I do and I mean everything I do! I did manage to pray one more time before getting into bed with just 3 hours to sleep.
I fell asleep with all of the classic cold symptoms such as a running nose, congested sinuses and clogged ears that said that my five-day trip would be plagued with nothing but discomfort. BUT GOD’s Word says that HE will never leave you nor forsake you, just trust HIM. GOD delivered me because when I woke up the next morning, all of the cold symptoms were gone. I felt like I never had any symptoms of a cold at all. My Son came in from work at mid-night the night before and asked what’s going on and if I was getting sick before I left. He said to me right before I went to bed that it was just an attack from Satan to discourage me and that’s all it was, an attack because 24-hours later on Black Friday I’m sitting here at my sister’s house in North Carolina cold free.
To get through some tough times and thoughts I’ve combined choruses from two Christian songs that I like and have made it my mantra when things are getting trying and challenging in my life: “Tell the Devil no not today because I’m fully known by the LORD and HE loves me anyway.” Trust and believe that because GOD cares and is in the midst of everything we do! Nothing is too small or too great for GOD, trust and love HIM.
With love and blessings,