THIS WEEK’S DEVOTIONAL
The strong spirit of a man sustains him in bodily pain or trouble, but a weak and broken spirit who can raise up or bear? Proverbs 18:14 (Amp)
A wounded heart is a potential breeding ground for all kinds of evil, bitterness, hatred, resentment, revenge, malice, addiction, murder, violence and so on. The truth is this, we all get hurt in our relationship with out spouse or some family members, but what we do with the hurt determines whether it will generate a demonic stronghold in our life or not, you have an option of responding to that hurt based on the word of God. In this case, it becomes a healing process for you.
On the other hand, you can respond based on your feeling probably a desire to retaliate. In this case, you’ve given the devil a foothold in your life through which he can destroy your marriage or family through you. Don’t allow the question of who is right or wrong create wounds in your heart that cannot be healed easily. There is this sustaining power that is in your spirit that must be protected by not allowing the devil break into your heart. He will try to do this by amplifying in your mind issue that ought to be seen a trivial.
The devil would massage your ego to make you see how badly you’ve been mistreated and how badly your offenders need s to pay for offending you. Off course the devil would like to use someone closest to you, somebody you love dearly. This makes it very traumatic but you must resist it. Remember you can’t build a healthy relationship with a wounded heart. The pain of the wound will infect other family members if not taken care of.
Lord, energize my spirit to sustain me with the peace and love of God when i am offended.