Are The Rats Winning?


So ~ are the rats are winning in your life? Those icky, ugly subjects that just keep creeping into your world from all manner of corners? Are the enemies, whatever they might be, closing in on your space, leaving you feeling claustrophobic, maybe weakened and ready to give up? Addictions to sinful ways, that maybe you want desperately to let go of but can’t? Has some sort of failure left you ready to throw in the towel and forget life? Well, beautiful soul, if the rats are winning, stop feeding them, because you see, If we feed them with attention, negative thinking, fear, worry or maybe compromise, without doubt they will take the lead and eventually win! Rather than being caught and dealt with, they catch and deal. Ahh, yes, but the good news is this ~ as believers in a Sovereign God, full of grace and mercy, we have within our reach a potential and powerful element to aid us in dealing with the unpleasantries, addictions, hard places and hard knocks of life’s bad choices! As followers of Christ we are not vulnerable to the sin that tries to ensnare but we are totally secure in the one true God, who is over and above all, and we can know that we can know, that the Christ of the Cross has brought us victory over the evil one and his relentless counterparts. So today, yeah you, today ~ get up and face it head on! Do you know Him personally? Because if you do, there is not room for rats in your life and we need to clean up and out-smart them by using the right bait! Above all, Stand firm in the Light of Truth and claim the powerful words and promises of Christ! Submit to God and watch the rats scurry helter skelter to find a safer location far away from the victorious promises of God that threaten to take them out.

James gives us such powerful advice in his letter to the twelve tribes and to us today, in James 4: 7
“Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come near to God and He will come near to you. Wash your hands , you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double minded…..humble yourselves before the Lord and He will lift you up.”
Just do it and beat the rats at their own game today.

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Psalm 139: 13, 14
“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”

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David expresses his complete confidence in his all powerful, all knowing, God of the universe. There is nothing hidden from His brilliant creator. He had complete assurance that God knew him as he was. Inside and out I guess we can say. As God knew David’s heart, He knows ours ~ what makes us tick, what riles us and what we find delight in. We’re His creation! He made us to be who we are: faults, weaknesses, strengths and all. He saw everything He made and it was good!! You are made in His image! You are made well and according to God’s standards of excellence, you have His stamp of approval and a life – time warranty for your allotted years on this earth and a glorious life eternal with your Savior.

Ok then ~ What do we do when life throws it’s left hooks at us? When it cuts us off at the pass and sideswipes us off our feet? What do we do when we find ourselves in the pit of despair, in bondage to sin, addictions, depression, discouragement, anger, fear, worry or pain?

When something breaks we call on the manufacturer, the one who put it together and knows it’s intricate workings from the inside out. Someone who can assess and evaluate what needs attention and then gets right to the heart of the problem. Friends, when we are broken, down cast, fearful, sad, remorseful and running on empty, we have a maker ~ a manufacturer who knows us from the ground level up. He formed us, He knows, knows, knows us and every detail affecting us. He can get right to the ‘heart’ of the problem. His life-time warranty is our confidence that He can fix it, no strings attached, if we but take ourselves to Him. He will make it work out for our good and His glory, under His skillful hand!

Like David let’s find our assurance in our brilliant creator. The one who made us, can heal us, cleanse us, forgive us, fix us and bless us. ❤ ❤ ❤

Our God is brilliant and even in our greatest thoughts of Him, He is greater still. His works are wonderful!! We can know that full well.