And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
The recent storm stories served to press home the fact that we are in spiritual warfare and none of us is exempt. We are equipped to wage that war when we stay close to the Lord through prayer and study of his Word. Just as we keep our relationships with each other alive by talking to each other and staying in touch, so we keep our relationship with Him alive by staying in touch with Him. He is able to hold us up, heal our hurts and brokenness when we stay in contact.
For me this was daily, sometimes hourly; stopping to pray, listen to worship music, read from His word during the blackest of the storm, with the pieces of my life, love,world laying around me. When I called others and they weren’t home, no answers on the phone, I was left with only one, the only one I needed, truly, that was the Lord and He heard. I learned what it means to give Him my heart, the essence of me. He rewarded me with healing that is still ongoing, physically, emotionally, spiritually. The mind is used by the enemy to torment us if we give him a toehold. The thoughts run round and round. Prayer makes it stop. He is sufficient for all my needs.