The Devil Must Be Real Scared

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My wife just spoke to me words she’s never said in our 25 years of dating, marriage or ministry. She said, “All I know is the devil must be real scared of you!” It was kind of hard for me to respond verbally seeing as how pain has presently knocked the air out my sails. But, my mind I’m nodding YES he is determined to throw me off God’s course for my life. He knows I’m serous about reaching as many people possible for Christ.

The pain has now grown and reached a category five if it were a hurricane. I just took my second Valium less than an hour apart. Since, my body doesn’t respond well to narcotics I’m having to get through this with no man-made pain medication. Just something for anxiety and lots of prayer for breakthrough. Often I feel God has me writing this like someone stuck in their basement just waiting for the tornadoes to pass them by. Also, do that I can look back and testify to what God alone has carried me through.

The enemy is coming at me from every angle. Inside, outside, and I was even covered with ants earlier as I was trying to lay in the tub. Both my surgically area and the nerve near my tailbone are screaming for attention. It feels like I’ve just gotten into a really bad car wreck and the damage still needs to be assessed. Praise God, I just receive approval that I will get another epidural pain injection tomorrow morning at 11am. All I can pray is that in the weeks to come it will bring me some degree of relief. Well, I’m starting to feel my meds calming my nerves so hopefully I will be able to sleep the next several hours.

“This makes it clear that our great power is from God, not from ourselves. We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed. We are perplexed, but not driven to despair. We are hunted down, but never abandoned by God. We get knocked down, but we are not destroyed. Through suffering, our bodies continue to share in the death of Jesus so that the life of Jesus may also be seen in our bodies.”
(2 Corinthians 4:7-10)

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