My mohawk loud and proud.

A fake smile.

Extra make-up.

Over the years, I’ve worn my share of armor. 

Insecurity, depression, fatigue – each has its own coping mechanism.

What if, instead of my weak attempts to control the situation, I turned it over to God?

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Strength to stand against the forces of evil sound dramatic doesn’t it? My recent car trouble doesn’t seem to fit.

Only I’ve found myself missing motivation this week.

I haven’t been able to run at lunch due to visits to the mechanic’s shop and the car dealership. When I arrive home, I don’t bother to open my laptop and write. Tidying the coffee table doesn’t even register, and I keep forgetting my favorite author’s book is laying untouched on my nightstand.

Depression.

If losing ground to depression isn’t a tactic of the devil I don’t know what is.

Truth = the Lord will not forsake me

Righteousness = the blood of Christ restores me

Peace = He invites me to cast my cares upon Him

Salvation = this world is NOT my home

The Word = reminds me of these truths

Abba – Please protect me. Renew my mind. Help me to see all you’ve blessed me with. Protect me with Your armor. I thank you for valuing me when I feel worthless.

What does wearing His armor look like in your life?

 

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