PRAISE THE LORD, MY SOUL, AND FORGET NOT ALL HIS BENEFITS…WHO REDEEMS YOUR LIFE FROM THE PIT AND CROWNS YOU WITH LOVE AND COMPASSION
(Psalm 103:2, 4).
Often, after I have accepted and believed painful, accusatory beliefs from the father-of-lies, I fall into the deep pit of darkness where despair, doom, and damnation reign. I have discovered that I only recover from this deep pit of darkness if someone loves me enough during this painful, emotional time to understand how I feel. Usually, I do not want advice during this time. I do not want someone to fix me. I want someone who understands me: someone who is familiar with the same pain I am experiencing…someone who shows sympathy and empathy during a time when I feel lost.
FOR WE HAVE NOT AN HIGH PRIEST WHICH CANNOT BE TOUCHED WITH THE FEELING OF OUR INFIRMITIES; BUT WAS IN ALL POINTS TEMPTED LIKE AS WE ARE, YET WITHOUT SIN
Precious Child, I want you to know that you are not alone in your temptation. Although I never believed and received the negative, destructive beliefs of the father-of-lies, I was in all points tempted just like you are. I understand how you feel. I have been there. Because I suffered when I was tempted, I am able to HELP you during the times when you have fallen into the deep pit of darkness. Invite Me into your heart. Tell Me how you feel. Let Me help you up. I will redeem your life from the pit and crown you with My Love and Compassion.
BECAUSE HE HIMSELF SUFFERED WHEN HE WAS TEMPTED, HE IS ABLE TO HELP THOSE WHO ARE BEING TEMPTED
Have you fallen into the deep pit of darkness where doom, despair, and damnation reign? Do you need someone to understand how you feel? I urge you to invite the Presence of the Lord Jesus into that pit, and ask Him to help you up. He understands how you feel…and He cares.
PRAYER: Lord Jesus, how encouraged I am that I am not alone when I am tempted: when the father-of-lies throws painful, accusatory lies of despair, doom, and damnation at me.
Remind me to always come to You, Lord Jesus, when I am tempted, instead of dying in the deep pit of darkness. Remind me that You are my High Priest, during these times—a High Priest who understands how I feel…a High Priest who can help…a High Priest who can redeem my life from the pit and crown me with Love and Compassion.
Maintain an Awareness
The truth is if we do not follow God in our thoughts, we will not follow Him in our actions, either, and then we will end up with the wrong purpose.