WEAK AND WEARY?

DID YOU KNOW that you could be in danger of being devoured by the Adversary when you become weak and weary?

In I Peter 5:8, it says, "Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world."

Amalek's attacks on the children of Israel, as they travelled on their way to the Promised Land, present a clear picture of the way the Adversary attacks believers who have become weary: "Remember what Amalek did to you by the way as you came forth out of Egypt; how he met you on the way and attacked your back, all the feeble in the rear, when you were faint and weary; and he did not fear Elohim." [Deuteronomy 25:17-18]

It is much easier to let down our guard and be less vigilant when we are weary. Therefore, if we are not constantly vigilant, there is always the danger that the enemy will use the most vulnerable areas of our lives to entice us into a compromise of the Word of YHVH. Think about your most vulnerable areas. Is one of them your children? Your grandchildren? Your spouse? Your parents? Your home? Your finances? Your pride? Only you and YHVH have those answers.

However, whether we are physically weary, or our souls have grown weary from the many sorrows about us, there is one answer to all our troubles: ". . . YHVH, the everlasting Elohim, the Creator of the ends of the earth; He is not faint, nor does (He) grow weary; (there is) no searching to His understanding. (He) gives power to the faint, and to him with no vigor He increases might. Even youths are faint and weary, and young men stumbling shall stumble; but the ones waiting for YHVH shall renew power; they shall go up (with) wings as the eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not be faint!" [Isaiah 40:28b-31]

Again, in Psalm 27:14, "Wait on YHVH; be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart. Wait, I say, on YHVH!" Waiting on YHVH is trusting in Him, obeying His commands, and having a white-hot expectancy that He is going to do all that His Word promises us that He will do! That gives strength!

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