What does a spiritual battle look like-Part 4

At about this time, I got a huge blessing of financial freedom in the form of SSDI. I know it was of God for the simple fact that I was approved on the first application WITHOUT a lawyer. Ask anyone and they will tell you that is nothing short of a miracle.

So with the relief of the financial stress, Satan blew a gasket and wrecked havoc on my health once again. This is a battle that is continuing. But it is not a matter of whether or my medication is correct or if I have enough or if it is working, because this is a battle not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. (Ephesians 6:12) But with the help of God and the advice and counseling of a few very strong Prayer Warriors, our side is winning. So as you can see walking in the word of God is not for the faint of heart. He never told me it would be easy, he simply told me it would be worth it. As of this morning, 34 countries have signed on to this blog. We are reaching souls on every continent. I think. LOL Haven’t really counted up how many continents there are, but if you look on the little interactive map at the bottom right corner of the front page you can see all the little red dots of people who have clicked on this blog.

All of the trials and tribulations that I have experienced have allowed me the privilege and honor of walking in the path that the Lord has put before me. I do not regret a single moment of it. If we can save one soul through the stories I have put down here then I am succeeding in the job that the Lord has made for me. And because we are following the path that God has put before us, we are all the more blessed for it. PRAISE THE LORD!!
(John 14:27) 27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.

What does a spiritual battle look like-Part 3

Just in the last two and a half months, I have been in the hospital after an injection in my knee to replace the cushion that had been damaged in the previous injury. I had an extremely bad allergic reaction to the shot. I have been to the emergency room 5 times with extreme breakouts of what was finally diagnosed as chronic, recurring, idiopathic Urticaria. Yeah, say that 3 times real fast. That translates into unending, over and over, (we don’t have a clue what causes it) giant excruciatingly painful whelps. Another round of steroids, pain meds (that became a whole other issue in its own self). Then one night while I was in the hospital at 3:36 am (that has become mine and God’s appointment time) I had an epiphany. I had convinced my self that the pain would never end and nothing that the hospital staff could do would make the pain go away. I had sent my body into “Fight or Flight” and if I could not figure out how to get that under control, it would get to the point that the hospital staff would not be able to get the pain under control to the detriment of my life at some point. With the help of our Lord and Savior and a good talking to from one of my best friends, Em, I have finally found that vital place in my mind where I can derail Satan and all of his attempts to send me into that panic mode.
“Five times I received from the Jews the forty lashes minus one. Three times I was beaten with rods, once I was stoned, three times I was shipwrecked … I have been in danger from bandits, in danger from my own countrymen, in danger from Gentiles … and in danger from false brothers.” — The Apostle Paul

The Lord has helped me stop the last two attacks in their tracks. Of course Satan could not allow that to go uncontested. He came at me with everything in his arsenal in the last month. I have now been diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome with associative anxiety disorder. Every time the Dr.’s get me started on medication, I either have a bad reaction to it or for some reason or other, they forget to renew the prescription. Within 3 days of being without antidepressant medication, the pit and the blanket of darkness descends upon me and I am in worse shape than I was to begin with.

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