To venable (verb): To randomly muse upon this and that.

Satanic Attack

Yesterday was a strange day, It had many joys including a beautiful meal out for May Lin and myself with a friend. And yet it was a day when I sensed attack and oppression. I felt deep in my being the onslaught of the evil. one. Is this all in my mind or is it real? The happenings focussed on some relationship difficulty, physical discomfort, being hammered in my soul about an action I had taken and great perplexity over certain matters. All seemed to suddenly arise.

The Sons of Korah in Psalm 42 and 43 are working through the issues of the voyage of faith amidst difficulty and oppression of soul. So we read:

I say to God my Rock,
    ‘Why have you forgotten me?
Why must I go about mourning,
    oppressed by the enemy?’     (Ps. 42:9)

and

You are God my stronghold.
    Why have you rejected me?
Why must I go about mourning,
    oppressed by the enemy?       (Ps. 43:2)

In working things through he makes the three-fold affirmation (see Ps. 42:5 and 11 and Ps. 43:5)

Why, my soul, are you downcast?
    Why so disturbed within me?
Put your hope in God,
    for I will yet praise him,
    my Saviour and my God.

And so must we. In the voyage of faith many struggles come. Sometimes they are very much outside of ourselves. At other times they are deep in our souls. Whatever and wherever they are we must look to the Lord and trust in Him.

Finally one scripture that greatly encourages me in these times is:

The righteous person may have many troubles,
    but the Lord delivers him from them all      (Ps. 34:19)

Praise God for the “all” there.

Finally and most pertinently, if you feel constrained in these matters please pray for me. Please pray for deliverance, protection and strengthening of soul in faith as I put my hope in God. Praise be to the Lord taht thsi is not in vain because Christ Jesus our hope (1 Tim. 1:3c) has come

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