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Satan will take advantage of your vulnerable moments.
He has all these lies to put fear into us. And it is really hard to discern what is real and what is not when you are lying in bed at 3 am struggling to go back to sleep and your mind is hazy because it is the middle of the night.
As females especially, we are always trying to think, prepare, and remember so many things.
Going over all the upcoming to-do’s and events and then all the sudden anxious thoughts and roadblocks.
I try to remind myself this isn’t real as I am lying in bed with the weight of the world so heavy as I start to cry.
Knowing when the tears start it is hard to make them stop. In a downward spiral all the things of the past start to work their way in making matters worse, and you begin thinking of all the things gone wrong or that are still going wrong. Things you hoped would be different by now.
What may have seemed doable or at least tolerable the day before now seems like enormous obstacles, bad memories, and bad ideas. “I’m too scared to go through with that surgery, there is no way we could have another baby, how will we ever get out of debt or have enough money for all the financial situations that keep arising?”
It seems like no way out or no way around any of it. Your heart is racing a little faster and faster now… and then just like that, you realize you just fell right into Satan’s trap.
And although you do not see a way, God will work everything for your good. You cannot trust these thoughts!
The 3 a.m. thoughts are all lies! They always are.
There may be pain in the night but joy comes in the morning. (derived from Psalm 30:5)
So, when those worries start to creep in while you are lying in the still darkness of the night…shut them down and don’t give the devil a foothold. I promise things are not as bad as they seem. Everything is always brighter in the morning.