Snowshowers slanting down this way, then that, displaying the currents of the wind. Gazing out my window I was mesmerized by their activity as snowflakes seemed to run madly through the air. Later I glanced out again and they were drifting down lazily bringing a smile to my face. It's my favorite way to watch them~ this lazy dance of the snowflakes! Their pristine whiteness covers the patio transforming the dirt and the mess of the kid’s playthings into intricate designs of beauty.
Its also true, I'm sure glad I don’t have to be out in the cold and danger of icy roads today; guess the beauty would be a little diminished if I had to face that. It’s kind of like living a life of faith~ it’s wonderful when I feel His Presence surrounding; but if I am not on guard, I can get preoccupied with challenges, and be led down a chilly path of doubt and fear. Ok, my friends, how do we protect ourselves from this kind of attack?
Don’t know about you, but I arm myself with the Word. When temptation tries to slide it’s slippery tentacles around my mind, the Word is programed to put up its shield:
Isaiah 41:10 (AMP)
Fear not [there is nothing to fear], for I am with you;
do not look around you in terror and be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen and harden you to difficulties,
yes, I will help you; yes, I will hold you up and retain you
with My [victorious] right hand of rightness and justice
Once the Word of God siphons off the deceptions of the enemy, my emotions quiet down to rest in the Lord and answers come.
Be it lovely drifting of snow mesmerizing my mind, or a challenge caused by it, there is always an answer in the mighty God of all creation who loves us and ever provides a way out of difficulties. Trusting in Him and His Word is a key to enjoying all the beauties of a peaceful life and having victory over the enemy’s attempts to mess it up!
Have you tuned into His answers for your life yet? If not I encourage you to begin the journey today.