by | Mar 17, 2021 | Discouragement, Persistence, Testimony, Victory

“The mountains melt like wax before the Lord, before the Lord of all the earth.” (Psalm 97:5 ESV)

“Then the Lord said to me, ‘You have skirted this mountain long enough; turn northward.'” (Deuteronomy 2:2-3 ESV)

Have you ever had an obstacle in your way?

I have a few times. Just last night I had one. I had been having chest discomfort since Monday night. It was just a dull ache across my chest. I texted a couple of people who I knew would pray, then started praying myself. I did everything I could. I prayed, took authority over it and cast it out. I even laughed at it. The devil hates to be laughed at. Still it stayed. I finally went to bed. I am amazed at how well I slept. But I woke up with the same pain. I started to feel drained as the morning wore on. It was getting close to the time my temporary worker was scheduled to come. I called her off. I just didn’t want anyone around.

I know why I was having the pain. It was Tuesday and I have church on Tuesday night’s. The devil did not want me to go so he pulled the chest pain card. Then when he saw I was going anyway, he sent my 87 year old neighbor lady over. She just came over to tell the same thing she told three hours before. But then she sat and watched tv. I had told her I had to start getting ready to leave but she chose not to hear that. And kept sitting. I finally told her I needed to get ready to go so she left.

My chest was hurting pretty bad and the pain was going down my left arm. Well, I went anyway. And my chest hurt all through church but it didn’t stop me from listening and taking notes.

So when the devil tries to throw road blocks in your way, just laugh and swerve around them. Then do what I do. Tell the devil to take a long walk on a short pier.

And have a good hard laugh. Laughter heals a lot of things.

And for the record, I feel great today.

Kathy Keller