Your “Go To”
Posted on January 23, 2019 by America's Keswick in Freedom Fighters
“My flesh and my heart fail; But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” — Psalm 73:26
Some of the best advice I have ever received is “Be prepared in case of an emergency.” Things like jumper cables, flashlight and fix-a-flat are all in the trunk of my car. We keep flashlights in specific areas in case of power outage and of course milk and bread when an impending storm is approaching.
But what is your “Go To” when anxiety, doubt and anger set in? Do we look at those moments of trials as emergency situations? I wonder how different an outcome would be if we applied God’s truths to our circumstances. I read Psalm 73 and appreciate the vulnerability of the Psalmist as he shares his almost collapse. When our eyes are drawn to worldly things, if we’re not ready, our flesh takes over and begins to deal with situations that normally lead to anxiety, doubt and anger. If not in check, our actions – which normally follow our feelings – can be destructive.
Its times like these that we should have a means to “Go To”, a verse or worship song that can minister to our ailing soul. When “My flesh and my heart fail” God has to be “the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” I was reminded in church that the depth of our faith will get us through the trials of life. “If God is for us” then our “Go To” has to be our faith that is connected to hope. The hope of knowing we are loved and cared for should bring us through.
I would imagine that instead of being angered and causing conflict, our “Go To” spiritual emergency kit would allow us to minister and bring healing when dealing with individuals that my seem annoying but are really crying out for help. When we are tuned into the spiritual, God can use us in situations that can sometimes seem like an inconvenience. Acting instead of reacting is based upon our filtering system, if I’m driven by insecurity then I will view things through the lenses of rejection and therefore will defend myself and attack or retreat.
I pray that as we walk this sometimes difficult path, we would be prepared with the emergency equipment necessary to engage in spiritual warfare, Amen!
Written by Rob Russomano: Rob Russomano is married to Terri, and serves with her as full time staff members. He is a graduate of the Colony of Mercy and is also available as a speaker of the grace of God with a message of Hope for church events. You can contact him at email@example.com.
Daily Quote: “But when the cross is working deeply a believer comes to know himself. He realizes how undependable are his ideas, feelings and desires.” – Watchman Nee
This Week’s Verse to Memorize: Also for Adam and his wife the Lord God made tunics of skin, and clothed them. – Genesis 3:21