Sunday, March 15, 2009

War of the Worlds

"Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms." Ephesians 6:10-12

"Open war is upon you whether you would risk it or not." (Aragorn, Lord of the Rings)

Open war is upon our family...upon me. The thief has come to steal my trust, kill and sacrifice my life and destroy my spiritual progress. Demonic opposition is delivering oppression. Hell has been enraged and satanic forces are hurling their mightiest weapons.

It's not peaceful in the invisible. A war of worlds is being fought. The evil one has a plan and an army behind the scenes and he's looking for an intentional attack moment to terrorize and torture. He knows my weakness and the battle for my life is raging with intensity.

Lord, I pray you will bind satan from further assault. Father give victory to my dear sweet Daddy who is living in torment. The powers of darkness and spiritual forces of evil are wielding weapons, but they cannot stand against You. Lord, deep inside this armor this warrior is a child and again I fall before You, drop my sword, and cry for just awhile.

Sometimes my little heart can't understand
What's in Your will, what's in Your plan.
So many times I'm tempted to ask You why,
But I can never forget it for long.
Lord, what You do could not be wrong.
So I believe You, even when I must cry.
Do I trust You, Lord?
Does the river flow?
Do I trust You, Lord?
Does the north wind blow?
You can see my heart,
You can read my mind,
And You got to know
That I would rather die
Than to lose my faith
In the One I love.
Do I trust You, Lord?
Do I trust You?

I know the answers, I've given them all.
But suddenly now, I feel so small.
Shaken down to the cavity in my soul.
I know the doctrine and theology,
But right now they don't mean much to me.
This time there's only one thing I've got to know.

Do I trust You, Lord?
Does the robin sing?
Do I trust You, Lord?
Does it rain in spring?
You can see my heart,
You can read my mind,
And You got to know
That I would rather die
Than to lose my faith
In the One I love.
Do I trust You, Lord?
Do I trust You?

I will trust You, Lord, when I don't know why.
I will trust You, Lord, till the day I die.
I will trust You, Lord, when I'm blind with pain!
You were God before, and You'll never change.
I will trust You.
I will trust You.
I will trust You, Lord.
I will trust You.

Artist: Twila Paris
Copyright: 1984 Singspiration Music

Be sure to read my prayer today, "Send the Rain".


Leah said...

That is my prayer. Complete and utter trust in His heart!!

I pray that for you as well, dear Joy!!


LisaShaw said...

I stand in prayer with you Joy for your Dad and for you and the family.

It is a war but the battle is the LORD's and He is your refuge and strength and ever present help in times of trouble as the Bible tells us and as I have lived countless times.

My heart is with you and your family.

Peace in Jesus Name.

Runner Mom said...

Hey, Joy! Perfect song and prayer! Sending hugs to you and your family!!!Lots of them!!!!

Love you!

Beth E. said...

Many thoughts and prayers are with you, Joy. May you feel God's power, strength, and PEACE in a mighty way.

Praying, praying, praying for your precious dad.

Love you,
Beth E.

Catherine said...

Praying for you as you're trusting God to bind Satan and keep him away. God is so good and even though at times it's hard to see Him through your heart and tears, you know in your heart of hearts that God is always there and is holding your Dad tight. Daily holding you up to God in prayer and asking Him to bring you the comfort only He can provide in this terrible, difficult time.

Love you so much friend. xoxo

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Just now turning on the computer, Joy.

I love you friend, you know that, and I am sorry that my love is not enough to soothe the ache in your heart. For those of us standing on the "outside" of your need, our love and prayers may sound a bit hollow for so great a need.

Still and yet, you've allowed us the gift of sacred participation in your life by giving us permission to try and put into words our heartfelt desires and thoughts.

Keep to the pen and to God's Word in this time; weaved together, they make a firm and fitting lifeline to see you through.


Bonita said...

I'm praying for you and your daddy. This morning our sermon was on peace.

Julie Gillies said...

Wow Joy,

It seems you've been through SO much while I've been gone. Know that my arms are linked with yours in prayer for your dad. I pray God's strength, grace and peace on you and your entire family.

Trusting Him Also,


Lori said...

Amen to everything you said Joy. You continue to be in my prayers. God sees your faith through this period of suffering. The Lord is full of compassion and mercy.
Prayers and blessings,
Lori - Mesa, AZ

Amy L Brooke said...

I am praying for you friend!

Melanie Dorsey said...

I continue to pray.

Marilyn in Mississippi said...

Praying still. Wish I had more eloquent words to express my compassion. Just know I am here.


Sita said...

Just posted a song for you...