The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet.
The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you.
Been going through some "things" that have given pause to much time to seek God, reflect, and deal with the issues of my heart. Felt knocked down... bruised, and broken. Defeated. Knowing that these feelings are not of God, but of the enemy, the enemy of our souls, but not quite knowing how to overcome them---I've just said nothing. . . . just seeking God and waiting.
Greater is HE Who is in us than he who is in the world, right? Right! And GOD has promised victory!
Today I noticed something... of course it was the Holy Spirit that revealed this to me. In the verse above, the God of peace (not confusion or suffering or pain, but PEACE) will SOON crush Satan. But notice where Satan will be... UNDER OUR FEET!
How can Satan be under my feet if I'm knocked down, flat on my back, feeling defeated? Could it mean that perhaps I must BE UP, on MY FEET, so that GOD will GRANT the victory!??
OH FATHER, Please grant the strength and courage for us to stand up when we've been knocked down. In standing up, our faith will be renewed, our courage to move forward will increase, and we know that the faith and courage comes not from US, but from YOU! So we humbly ask for Your grace and strength to stand up, even now! In Jesus' Name, Amen!
"My comfort in my suffering is this: Your promise renews my life." Psalm 119:50
"He knows just what it means to be alone---to feel rejected, forsaken, deserted, even in death. The One who endured the loneliness of the cross is the One who comes to comfort you when you're alone."