I can’t tell you the amount of times I have laid in bed and all the sudden the thoughts and worries start to take over. There is something about that quiet still place that opens the flood gates and the never ending thoughts build up like water released from a dam. I recount the day’s conversations and the actions of my friends, family and husband and the insecurities of things perceived starts to creep its way into my mind and take over what was once a normal exchange and turn it into, “well, maybe they don’t even really like me,” or “what if he loved her more than me.” The worries that have no merit but seem to take over our thoughts. Have you ever been there?
As I was studying my bible this morning I came across Isaiah 26:3. It reads, “You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.” Where am I keeping my mind? When I am laying down at night or driving in my car on the way to work or even putting my makeup on in the morning and I start to think of the things that could go wrong or are going to be difficult in life, am I focusing my thoughts on Him? I remember a day a couple weeks ago where I woke up at 6 a.m. thinking about a particular insecurity I was facing and because I am doing a study on the Armor of God I immediately recognized that Satan was trying to attack me right from my bed, first thing in the morning. As soon as I realized this I did something I have never done, I started to pray the Armor of God over my body. I covered my belt with truth, my feet with peace, my breastplate with righteousness, sword of the spirit and my helmet of salvation. I did this and told Satan he didn’t have the authority to meet me where I literally was. Not only did I go back to sleep but I didn’t fight that insecurity that day. I kept my mind focused on God and the rest seemed easier.
Friend, I don’t know your struggles but I do know that we all have them. Satan loves to get into our mind and make us feel insignificant, like we are not enough. Don’t let him. Pray that God helps you keep your mind on Him and trust that He knows what is going on in your life and He is ready to walk with you through it all. I will be praying for you as we walk this road together.