There are times of responsibilities, adversity, or just day to day living that you may feel alone or inadequate for the task at hand. This is the time when Satan raises his ugly head and tries to convince you that you don’t have the ability or the skill to accomplish what is before you. This is not true! Satan is a liar and the deceptor and he will do anything to stop you from being successful and spreading the good news of God and His wonders. There is an acronym that addresses the Evil one; it is F.E.A.R. which means “false evidence appearing real.” It amazes me how much he traps us with that exact phrase. Why would any of us want to be trapped by him? I don’t and I know you wouldn’t want to either.
I don’t know why I am always surprised when I see the hand of God stepping in to help me and chasing the deceptor away. Just recently I had another example of God coming to my rescue in a very powerful way. Over the past several months I have been dealing with an illness that affects my thinking, vision, and even my speech. I was invited to speak at a women’s group about fear. What an appropriate subject since I have been dealing with just that. The morning of my presentation I knew my eyes were unable to focus and my mind was a little on the foggy side. I went into a quiet room and Satan was working hard trying to convince me that I would never remember my 45-minute presentation and that I would make a fool of myself. All I could think of was, “How am I going to get through this? I couldn’t even remember the opening to the speech, "Soar on Eagles Wings.” In the quietness of that peaceful room, I pleaded with God to come to my rescue…I was falling and would land “splat” on the ground if He didn’t catch me.
When I emerged from that room, the deceptor was gone and my rescuer held me strong. The verse that came to mind was, “He (GOD) descends from the heavens in majestic splendor to help you.” As I approached the front of the room I felt as if God had stepped inside of me and used my very being to reach the audience.
God did move miraculously over the group and I could feel the connection. I also found myself being lost in God’s love and support. It was an awesome experience and if you have never experienced this, remember God promises to swoop down like an eagle from the Heavens and come to your rescue. You just have to believe it and take that step into whatever you are facing with confidence, knowing He is walking with you. Say a big AMEN!