Hurricane or Breezy Battles

Psalm 104:34 (NLT): May all my thoughts be pleasing to him, for I rejoice in the Lord.

That’s a pretty big and lofty goal but also a goal we should aim for!

Thoughts, those crazy thoughts that are always just there beside me… It’s not like A Beautiful Mind and not schizophrenia or psychosis… It’s the realization that everyday is a fight… Sometimes an exhausting fight, like a big wind storm…

And God showed me a perfect example this past week… And wow! Out for coffee with a friend when a storm cell blew through! We literally watched it “walk” past the window…

Visual markers in the near distance looked like they were shrouded with a fog but it was hail and rain… And I mean blew! Tree branches totally blowing all in one direction with a sustained gale…

Flash flooding as the ground tried to keep up… Still big puddles on the road with driving home and intermittent massive downpour…

Some days it’s more like a breezy day… I’ve had a few storm cells whip through in a hurry… Short lived but If it becomes a sustained blow then it’s likely a medication change and I will seek medical help as well as spiritual…

2 Corinthians 10:3–5 (NLT): We are human, but we don’t wage war as humans do. We use God’s mighty weapons, not worldly weapons, to knock down the strongholds of human reasoning and to destroy false arguments. We destroy every proud obstacle that keeps people from knowing God. We capture their rebellious thoughts and teach them to obey Christ.

When the dark threatens, I need to acknowledge it ASAP, use God’s weapons, capture it and destroy them… NOT an easy task… it can sneak in and often it’s a few days before I recognize what is happening… But God is always there and the war is already won so I need to remind my self that God and I can beat the battle…

Journalling is important as I can look back on the battle victories I’ve we’ve already won… It might take a few minutes to recuperate from a breezeor days or weeks from a storm cell or months with a hurricane… I only need to remember that the cross should always be my focal point and eventually even the hurricanes subside…

Isaiah 41:10 (part of my Spiritual first aid

)

Don’t be afraid, for I am with you.
Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you.
I will hold you up with my victorious right hand

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