When I was a young girl, I used to do whatever I could to get my mother's attention. She could be cleaning, sewing or cooking, if I wanted her attention, I would trouble her until I got what I was after. Finally, my distressed mom would turn around, look at me and declare, "Why don't you leave me alone!" Trust me; I would go away, but only for a while.
That is how the spirit of worry congregates in our lives. It is persistent, it is detrimental, and it is evasive. Satan uses the sense of fear to wear us down, as to thwart God's plans and purpose.
Just this past week, and after recent prayers asking Jesus to help me not to worry about all situations, I found myself doing just that. I tossed and turned repeatedly replaying scenes about what I thought could happen. After peering at the clock that revealed 3:21 AM, I decided to pray.
I stood reminded of God's word in Matthew 6:27, Can anyone of you by worrying add a single hour to your life. Matthew 6:34 states, therefore, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. After hearing God's word break through my thoughts, I then asked God, "So, what now - what do I do?" Jesus answered, "Use my word."
At daybreak, I rose, with my weapon in hand ready for the enemy. And so, he came.
"You know this is going to become a serious situation for you."
"Leave me alone," I shouted. "I will not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself."
Satan left but soon returned.
"Lie down and cry," he taunted. "This thing is going to make you sick for sure."
"I will not worry about my life, what I will eat or drink. God will take care of me. He is my refuge and strength, a present help in time of trouble. Now, get out and leave me alone in Jesus' Name!"
The Lord intervened and told me to turn on the radio and praise Him.
I immediately turned on some praise and worship music, and began praising the Lord! Satan could not stand it! I was singing, clapping and worshiping the Lord, Jesus so much so, that the enemy had to flee! I looked around and exclaimed, “Mmh, Jesus it’s just you and me now!” My spirit had lifted to an all-time high. The atmosphere proved sweet as I danced in the presence of the Lord.
God is our vindicator, and we need to walk as such. Yes, did I worry my mom to get her attention; I certainly did. But when she stopped sparing that rod and began to release its wrath on my behind, I quickly left her alone.
Our rod and shield are truths of God. His word is God-breathed, and He will protect us! Let’s use the Bible whenever faced with uncertainties.
Whip the devil with the word of Jesus and watch the him flee. I declare, that no longer will I ask, “Why don’t you leave me alone – I will demand him to leave me alone, as I thrash him with the word of God in Jesus’ Name, Amen!
PSALM 54: 1, 2, 4
1-Save me, O God, by your name; vindicate me by your might.
2-Hear my prayer, O God; listen to the words of my mouth.
4-Surely God is my help; the Lord is the one who sustains me.