“When Paul was shipwrecked on the island of Malta, a deadly snake that was driven out by the heat of the fire bit him. He simply shook the creature off into the flames. You should follow Paul’s example.
Whatever may be troubling you, shake it off! God has great things planned for you. The dreams of the future leave no room for the snakebites of the past.”
By Joyce Meyer, “Ending Your Day Right Devotional”
I share this because this got me thinking of all the times I’ve allowed troubling times get the best of me. But I’ve got an all powerful God in my corner that should give me cause to think when trouble comes a knocking that my God is Bigger than any trouble I, man or the enemy may bring so what I need to do is to learn to instantly turn to Him thus shaking it off in the process.
What freedom that knowledge affords me. I no longer have to be a slave to my problems I can put them at the throne of Christ and leave them there for Him to handle and my part in all of this is to listen to His voice and be obedient to His calling simply and yet the flesh makes it so hard to do at times.
Lord, help your children to shake off their troubles by giving them to you and being obedient to Your wise counsel and guidance. Help us to follow you and you alone. Amen!
Joy – A Fellow Sojourner & A Woman After God’s Own Heart!