Day 4 | Temptation Comes in the Highs and the Lows
I love how I find so many times in ready the Bible how it goes directly with lessons I’m learning or need to learn or problems that just came up. This has been happening freakishly a lot lately and I am thankful. Today is one such lesson.
My husband, Josh, is in a band called Citizen Way and they are currently touring the US with Big Daddy Weave and Chris August. They have been gone for 2.5 weeks so far. I also found out a week ago that my Grandma is dying. The loneliness meshed with the heartbreak cast me into a very low valley. Because of my struggle I found my mind weak and prone to letting in lies that ordinarily wouldn’t even register within me. So not only was I feeling alone and grief-stricken but Satan took my low position as an opportunity to pounce and whisper lies into my weak mind and heart. And why wouldn’t he? I’m sure he knows that I am a huge, if not the biggest, sensitivity of Josh’s and he is currently out spreading the Lord’s love every day. This is a high point in his ministry and a crucial time for Satan to try and bring us down.
I am blessed with fantastic parents so when I was talking to them a couple days ago the both called it out as spiritual warfare. And guess what? Since we prayed over my weakness and for Satan to back off I have been just fine. God is so good!
Jesus is dealing with something just like this in Luke 4. He is on the brink of his ministry, he just got baptized and is entering into his major years of ministry. So when Satan has him all alone and vulnerable he seizes the opportunity to try and overcome the Son of God with fleshly needs and desires.
It is times like these, when we are vulnerable, that we need to be on our guard. And, if we are attacked by the evil one, to rest assured that we must be doing something right or are on the brink of something great for God or else he wouldn’t bother.