The soft tendrils of the meadow flowers glided through her fingers as she made her way through thought-provoking valleys.
Which way to turn?
Which way to go?
She had lost her way in such beauty. The breeze caressed her hair with care…a voice on the wind’s tongue called her. She could not stop; could not wait for those calling behind her…for they did not see what she saw…for where her vision grasped the beauty…others only saw weeds…where she saw hope…others envisioned a desert of darkness.
Not to fear (for the unseeing ones) for she once did not see what she grasps in her vision now…not too long ago she saw darkness and despair. It wasn’t until she called out for help…that a wind with a whisper came a response and a call to take action. As a pounding tremor in her chest grew, she made her way through thick forests of doubt. Trees grasped at her; trying to plant their seeds of fear and death in her mind.
The path grew more precarious and the dread covered her like an old, ratty cloak.
“Help, I cannot do this alone!”
“I am here dear one, listen to My voice. Shed your doubtful cloak and do not water the seeds anymore. Let us destroy the lies with truth. Get up and follow me.”
As she followed the wind, the voice became clearer and began to permeate a shield throughout her. She continues walking and following the voice to this day.
God gave me an image of the girl in the meadow. This girl resembled me but was much stronger on leaning on the “whispering wind” that guided her, than I was with following God.
After I saw this picture, God told me these simple but powerful words: “Keep Running.” I did not name this girl because “she” can be any of us.
“Let us run the race set before us…”
Are you anxious today? I don’t know about you, but my mind felt
like it was being played “tether ball” with (bouncing from one anxious thought to another). I tried to ignore it, but I remembered that God has given us the Sword of the Spirit-which is the Word of God to use. So instead of being like one clam that keeps its mouth shut, I am sticking my tongue out like the other clam that gets places! So, BLEH! (That’s the sound of my tongue being stuck out)
Hey, if you’re anxious about the future…there’s a verse for that. Matt. 6:34, Jer. 29:11
If you’re anxious about your past…there’s a verse for that. 2 Corinth. 5:17
If you’re anxious about food…there’s a verse for that. Matt. 6:25, 26
If you’re anxious about dying…there’s a verse for that. John 3:16
If you’re anxious about what you’re going to wear…there’s a verse for that. Matt. 6:28-30
If you’re anxious about being loved…there’s a verse for that. Romans 5:8
If you’re anxious about financial circumstances…there’s a verse for that. Philip. 4:19
If you’re anxious about physical appearance…there’s a verse for that. 1 Sam. 16:7, Psalm 139:14
If you’re anxious about anything…check with the Word, write down those verses, carry them with you, and memorize them. Use your Sword. Speak its words aloud. It will bring comfort to you and stop Satan in his tracks. Ephesians 6:17, Heb. 4:12, 2 Tim. 3:16-17
“Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.” 1 Peter 5:8
“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.” Ephesians 6:12
Remember, just like sparring, Satan may try to hit you a couple of times with different areas of anxiousness. Just keep your Sword up and ready. Resist the temptation to give into those thoughts and the devil will flee from you.
“Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” James 4:7
Disclaimer: I am not a certified counselor. I am just speaking from my own experience and in what God is leading me to write as I walk with Him. I recommend diving into the Word and ask God to guide you as you seek Him and the truth. If you feel like you need extra support, please contact a pastor or a Christian counselor to help you along your journey in life.