Have you ever noticed how some of your lowest moments come after your highest moments? Sunday morning after a great experience with Drive-In church, I had some of those low moments.
I became irritable and depressed. I guess you could say I did something similar to what Elijah did after the victory at Mount Carmel. Only Elijah didn’t have a car.
I hurried out the door without grabbing my umbrella or jacket, hopped in the car, and drove away. I did think to ask the Lord to guide me where He wanted me to go. I ended up driving all the way to a town I lived in many years ago, about an hour’s drive going through the country.
The only two things that I really know there now are the Walmart and the cemetery. Their Walmart was about as crowded as ours is, so I chose the cemetery.
I actually tend to find cemeteries rather depressing, and that was my first reaction when I saw all the gravestones spread out before me from more than 100 years of people stepping out of the temporal into the eternal.
But once I found the gravestones that I was looking for, the first wife and first baby of my grandfather, both of whom died over a hundred years ago, it was not so bad.
I was the only one in the whole cemetery since it was a rather rainy day. It was very quiet. It was very calm. Nobody was getting on my last nerve. LOL
I stayed there for about 20 minutes thinking and praying, then I drove back home.
I began getting very sleepy as I drove, so after I got home and my husband kindly rubbed some frankincense oil on my neck and shoulders, I took about a three hour nap. I really needed it. So did Elijah.
At some time during the night, I had a nightmare.
In my dream I was in a place with a couple of snakes. They both appeared to be going away from me, then one of them, a very large light-colored cobra turned around and came right for me, preparing to strike. I let out a low cry and sat bolt upright in bed!
Fortunately, I was able to go back to sleep, but I had a rough start this morning.
I was lying there trying to pray and remember Scripture, but I was having troubles, even though I usually would not.
As the day progressed, the Lord began to show me some pretty amazing answers to some of the things I had been praying about the day before.
He reminded me that He is exponentially bigger than any enemy that may come against me. Not one being in the created realm comes anywhere near being able to overcome our God, not even if they band together against Him!! (See Psalm 2.)
Today I’m thankful that He is greater than any force of evil that may come against us. Won’t you join me in thanking Him?
We praise You, Lord, that Greater are You who are in us than he who is in the world, that You, Lord, inhabit the praises of Your people!
Thank You that You are our Shield, and our Refuge, a Shelter in the time of storm! We run to You for protection, for You are mighty to save!
Glorify Your name in and through us, LORD, and may Your Kingdom come and Your will be done in Your church, in our families, in our communities, in our country, on earth as it is in Heaven! Deliver us from the evil one, for Yours is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory for ever and ever, Amen!
What about you? Do you sometimes feel hopeless, like evil is too strong, like God is never going to come through for you in the things you’ve been praying for? Take courage! God is still on His throne, and no one will ever overcome Him or take His kingdom away!