I jolted upright from a deep sleep to the sound of the phone breaking my slumber in the middle of the night.
“This is the alarm company. We’ve registered a forced entry and motion in the front room. We’ve dispatched the police.”
In a split second, everything you thought was safe and secure became vulnerable and alarming.
A fraction of a second is all it takes for your life to turn upside down.
Interestingly, a fraction of a second is not only how long it can take for an intruder to threaten your physical safety, but your mental and emotional safety as well…
“You’re always so full of joy.”
That’s a comment I receive on a regular basis, and every time I do, I smile and whisper a prayer of thanks.
Yet, there was a time when I was depressed and thought I was joy-immune. Read more about how I overcame depression to live a life full of joy.
When I suffered with depression, my mentor prayed for me prior to a surgery. Through her discipleship and prayer, I discovered a way to use the truth of God’s Word to fight back against depression.
When you’ve done all you can do… stand. Sometimes you have to drive a stake into the ground and tell the enemy, No More!
I spin the sword in my hand and thrust upward blocking a side down stroke. I drop to my feet and spin lightning fast dropping my sword from the interlock flashing it out in a series of ghost moves until I see an opening. My opponent tries to parry my false thrust and is met by a sword rushing at him in a different direction slipping through his armor and plunging deep…