Some people think that the best way to get the victory over their problems is to yell at the devil, quote Scriptures and command their rights over his. But God tells us to give the problems to Him, and that victory comes when we praise Him in the midst of our pain.
Nowhere in the Bible does Jesus tell us to speak to the devil. It’s recorded in Matthew 16:23 that when Jesus was confronted by Peter one time, He told Satan to get behind Him. As well, in Matthew 4 when Jesus went into the desert, He rebuked Satan three times. These were done to show us that Jesus was the Son of God and that even the devil is humbled before Him. These were not done so we could use them as a formula to fight the enemy.
- Humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.—1 Peter 5:6-7
- Submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.—James 4:7
We are to always pray in faith, giving our problems to God with the expectation that He hears us and answers us, and that He will exercise His will in our situation. We must be submissive to Him because the answer may not come or even be as we expect it. God sees the big picture and we are stuck in our little corner, so we must submit to His ways.
The key is to pray in His will, and to do that we need to study the Bible because God’s Holy Spirit will teach us and put His truth deep into our hearts. As we grow, our relationship with God becomes personal until we know Him as our Heavenly Father who loves us. Then, when we pray, we can know how to touch His heart.
Yet, there will be times when we face an overwhelming situation that surrounds us in doubt and fear. We pray but it feels as if God is miles away and we are alone, although He never leaves us. This is when we need to step out of the situation and come into God’s presence to get refueled. We need His peace and joy, and we need to be made strong. Then, we’ll sense His greatness, His love, and His power because, through the praise, He reminds us that we are His child and the best place for us to be is in His presence.
- You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.—Psalms 16:11
Then we tell God what’s on our heart and give Him the burden and then praise Him! We praise Him because we know that He is the warrior who fights our battles for us! We praise Him because Jesus has already got the victory in all of those battles!
- Today you are on the verge of battle with your enemies. Do not let your heart faint, do not be afraid, and do not tremble or be terrified because of them; for the Lord your God is He who goes with you, to fight for you against your enemies, to save you.—Deuteronomy 20:3-4
We praise God for loving us. We praise Him for saving us. We praise Him for His faithfulness and for His promise to always take care of us. We praise Him for our salvation, for His love, for being our Lord who watches over us. We praise Him because He holds everything in His hands. We praise Him and we thank Him for reminding us to come to Him with our problems, and we thank Him that He hears and answers our hearts’ prayers. We give Him our problem and praise Him that He is greater than it is, and when we praise God, fear falls away, doubt is crushed, anxiety is removed! When we praise God, our faith in Him explodes and we are filled with hope because we realize that God will fight our battle for us! We will hear Him say, “Do not be afraid nor dismayed because of this great multitude, for the battle is not yours, but God’s.” ( 2 Chronicles 20:15)
We read in Joshua 6:20 that the walls of Jeriko came tumbling down when the people shouted praises to God. In Acts 16:25-40, we learn how Paul and Silas praised God at midnight and the jail rocked and the chains fell off of the prisoners. As we praise Him, our faith will be on fire for Him, and we’ll know how to respond to the situation because God in us will give us all we need as He works through us and fights the battle for us!
We won’t give in to defeat but instead, we submit to God through our praises in the midst of our pain, and then watch will He will do!
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Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day! … ronnie