This time of quarantine has been difficult. I don’t believe there is a person in the world unimpacted by what is happening around the globe right now. Although it seems as if our world has been flipped upside down and our norms are now abnormal, I believe the greatest difficulty many are struggling with is the heaviness that accompanies depression.
The spirit of despair is wreaking havoc on our population. Men, women and children all around the globe are struggling with thoughts of uncertainty, pointlessness, sadness and, worst of all, suicide.
This spirit is a heavy and aggressive one. It creeps into your mind like a silent predator and over time becomes bigger and bigger, often getting to a point where the spirit is greater than the circumstance. Things that once seemed small become monsters in our minds. Issues that were manageable become uncontrollable and daily matters that accompany life are suddenly too heavy to carry.
The fear and anxiety that has accompanied the coronavirus is nothing short of an attack straight from the pit of hell, and if it comes from hell, we know it is a lie.
I write this because my heart is heavy today for all those battling this war of the mind, those who feel as if the weight is too weighty, who are being pushed into the ground and find it hard to breath. To those who wake up and want to go back to sleep, to pull the covers over their heads and hide from this life-Don’t believe the lie, for it is a lie.
Although the spirit attacking you is great, the Spirit within you is far greater. There is a call on your life, a destiny and a purpose you need to fulfill. Regardless of how you feel right now, that call has not been suspended, your path to your purpose has not been denied. The thoughts bombarding your mind are just that, thoughts, and thoughts are not facts.
A true fact is that you are a child of God
A true fact is that you are adored and loved by your Creator
A true fact is that you are called for such a time as this
A true fact is that greater is He that is in YOU than he that is in the world
A true fact is that you are an overcomer
A true fact is that no weapon formed against you shall prosper
A true fact is that you have the mind of CHRIST
A true fact is that this time of difficulty is going to come to an end and you will be stronger when you get to the other side, and you WILL get to the other side
I don’t know who this post is meant for but I just had to write it. I see the heaviness that has blanketed my brothers and sisters around the world, the lies that have crept in to replace truth, and I won’t stand for it.
Fear, anxiety, hopelessness, depression and suicide do not come from the Lord, therefore we have authority to stand against them.
Please join with me to pray for all those under this heavy burden.
Bind it, rebuke it and thank the Lord for the freedom that accompanies a relationship with Him.
“Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.” -2 Corinthians 3:17 (NIV)