“Those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” (Isa 40:31, NIV)
I feel like I am brand-new. Truly I am flying like an eagle. Bye-bye sleep apnea. Goodbye sleeplessness. Adieu panic attacks. Arrivederci nose drops. Adios back pains. Welcome fresh breathing. Hello exercise. Benvenuto restful repose during the night. Bienvenido seasons, as they each are truly beautiful! I am alive and full of energy, as God’s Holy Spirit has truly revived me for the better. Hallelujah!
Still this deliverance didn’t come without resistance. Zoplicone, also known as Lunesta, which was the culprit of my anxiety and panic attacks didn’t take it kindly when I tried to gradually reduce the dosage. Every time I did so, panic would invade me for several days. I had to literally depend on my Heavenly Father not to cave in. Only through Him was I able to withstand.
“Every God-begotten person conquers the world’s ways. The conquering power that brings the world to its knees is our faith. The person who wins out over the world’s ways is simply the one who believes Jesus is the Son of God.” (1John 5:4-5, MSG)
This made me aware that with any breakthrough, we can expect to always be met with resistance from the evil one. He will do anything to thwart our victory: “Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.” (1Pet 5:8, NIV2)
This is why it is so important not to lose sight of where God is heading us, and so we can: “Resist him (The evil one), standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings.” (1Pet 5:9, NIV2)
Victory will be ours if we put our faith where it belongs: In our Father in Heaven Himself.
Are you close to a breakthrough? Be warned: you will meet resistance. No way does the evil one want to see you victorious. Don’t let the defeated one hinder you, the One who conquered him guarantees your victory, as long as you don’t give up. Surrendering means you trust more in the enemy than in God Himself: “But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Cor 15:57, NIV)
Would you like to fly like an eagle? Trust solely on our Heavenly Father. He is the only One who truly cares for you.
Who will you trust?
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