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The Power of the Word, by Sherry Lush

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Friday, September 29, 2023

What do you do when you are down; when you feel like you are sinking and donít see a life vest; when a kind of depression seems to be closing in? These kinds of emotions need to be reigned in, but how? We reign in and overcome these emotions with the power of the Word of God; whether we have it memorized or whether we open it up and read it out loud, and we believe the Words. Negative emotions may have a reality in our lives, but the Word has the power to overcome negative emotions. We do not have to be controlled or tossed around by these feelings. Immediately when we recognize the attacks that these emotions can bring, begin to speak the Word out loud.

Why is doing this so powerful? Isaiah 40:8b says: the word of our God stands forever. And when we say the Word out loud, you are strengthened to stand Ė whatever the circumstances are. When you feel weak, or attacked, continue speaking: Isaiah 40:29-31 He gives power to the weak, And to those who have no might He increases strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, And the young men shall utterly fall, but those who wait on the LORD Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.

Isaiah describes so beautifully what the Word of God does when we are willing to take it, speak it, declare it and walk in it.

Again, Isaiah 54:17 says, No weapon formed against you shall prosper, And every tongue which rises against you in judgment You shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is from Me ,' Says the LORD. True freedom is realizing it is not from our righteousness, but from the righteousness of the LORD! He will not allow weapons formed against us to prosper, so we step up and speak His truth and let our voices fill the space we are in.

And we will close with this thought:
Romans 8:37 But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us.

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