I agree with BOOTSIE -- we all have those feelings and days when we feel like we just walked into a mudhole or the twilight zone. We had one on Saturday; and I am still in shock! Not doing anything to anyone; just minding my own business and someone I don't even know attacked me (us) for no reason (verbally, I mean)! Made rude comments and false accusations, and kept arguing with me over words whenever I talked! What was that all about??? I had to walk away from her and start praying for the LORD to help me.
is the father of lies; the
is the accuser of the brethren (and that includes us sisters); and some people let the
into their lives through the sin of pride. They talk without thinking first -- they're rude, ignorant, disrespectful, and haughty! A little money & power goes to their heads! But, you know, they are the big losers; becuz no-one will respect them or like them in the end ...
Afterward, I prayed for this person; then spent the night reading some Psalms (like #23 & 18), plus singing praise songs. I read the Psalms over & over when I went to bed so that I could turn off the thoughts in my head. When someone hurts us, our mind replays the scene or negative comments over & over; so we have to counteract this with positive scriptures. The same goes when negative thoughts plague US (putting ourselves down).
And, it's a battle we are in. PAUL said that sometimes we are waging a spiritual battle. I try to keep in mind that the
hates it when we do something good for ourselves and/or others -- so remember that the next time this happens. Rebuke it -- in JESUS' name; fight it -- in JESUS' name. Put on the full armor of GOD; and use scripture to persist, persevere, and push on ...
Poor DH went walking up and down the streets tonight praying to GOD to guide us and show us what we should do. I put a prayer request in the Prayer Warrior's Thread about it.
It is good to remind ourselves about all the many blessings GOD has sent our way; and we have to remember not to let 1 or 2 problems or people take our Joy and victories away. And sometimes, GOD can & will use negative experiences to actually IMPROVE our lives for the better. Romans 8:28.
PRAISE VERSES are in the Emotional Healing Thread. Sending up prayers for you too ...