The Wednesday Wisdom Well
This well serves a unique drink:
Words that refresh and cause you to think.
“We [have] talked about how the enemy and our own self-destructive natures combine to taunt us with ‘what ifs.’ Once we are in Christ, Satan has no authority to destroy us, so he settles for the next best thing: threatening to destroy us. Based on our histories and behaviors he deduces what we ourselves are most convinced would raze us.
To the Devil, the irony is delicious. Our distrust of God tattles on us, telling our enemy exactly how to get to us. Many of us habilitually rehearse, ‘If ___ ever happens, then I’ll just ___.’ Our fears become like long, bony index fingers pointing at our vulnerabilities. Once Satan sees what we believe would be the end of us, he threatens and torments us with it.
Our natural human defense is to grovel before God and plead with Him not to let those things happen. Our conditional trust not only makes us an open target for enemy torment; it also positions us as negotiators and beggars before God instead of secure children who trust their lives to their faithful Father…
The most critical breakthrough of faith you and I could ever experience is to let God bring us to a place where we trust him–period. We don’t just trust Him to let us avoid what we fear most. We determine to trust Him no matter what, even if our worst nightmare befall us. We have no greater victory and can render Satan no harsher blow.”