Resist Grief and Sorrow
Did you know that as a believer you've been redeemed from the curse of grief and sorrow by the blood of Jesus Christ?
You don't have to put up with Grief and Sorrow any more than you have to put up with sin or sickness or disease.
GOD started teaching me about this personally several months prior to my mother leaving earth and going home to be with HIM in January. Every time HE would show me something about it, I would put it into practice. (Always do that with anything God is teaching you. Start practicing it now, and you can walk in it when the time comes!)
So, before my mother left earth, I began standing against the spirits of grief and sorrow. I made a decision to "sorrow not" and be obedient to The WORD. Immediately the devil began to attack my emotions.
But I'd say, "No. I won't receive that. I take authority over these feelings in JESUS Name. I've given my body as a sacrifice well-pleasing unto the Lord, and I won't partake of anything but HIS joy or HIS promises that HE has given to me."
Then I'd start speaking The WORD and praising out loud.
I went through three rugged days of resisting until those sorry spirits were gone.
What I'm telling you is this: You're going to have to stand against these dangerous spirits of grief and sorrow. It doesn't belong to you. They are not from our Heavenly Father. You may have to walk the floor all night long. But instead of worrying and crying, walk the floor and quote The WORD until that heavy spirit leaves and the joy of the LORD comes.
Many of us, even though we're believers, have assumed that grief and sorrow are a natural part of life and we haven't even questioned them. In fact, if we're honest, we'd have to admit there are times when we actually want to feel sad and sorry for ourselves.
Why would we choose to feel sorrow? Because sorrow has an emotional kick to it. It offers a surge of feeling that, in the beginning stages, is almost intoxicating.
But the spirit of grief and sorrow are dangerous things. Several years ago God showed me that they're not the innocent emotions we've thought they were. The forces behind these emotions are actually spirit beings sent by the devil himself to kill, steal and destroy.
They are a part of the devastating, satanic barrage that JESUS took on HIMSELF when HE died on the cross (Isaiah 53). HE bore grief and sorrow, so we wouldn't have to.
If grief and sorrw come knocking on your door, remember, they are not innocent emotions. They are deadly enemies that JESUS already carried away at Calvary. Don't live as those who have no hope in this world. You're a Believer. You know that JESUS CHRIST died for you and rose again. That not only gives you hope where physical death is concerned, it gives you hope in every situation. Sorrow not!
Remember who you are. You're the one who shall obtain gladness and joy. You're the one sorrow and grief shall flee away from. You are the Redeemed!
Scripture Reading: The redeemed of the Lord shall return, and come with singing unto Zion; and everlasting joy shall be upon their head: they shall obtain gladness and joy; and sorrow and [grief] shall flee away.
Isaiah 51:11 and
1 Thessalonians 4:13 I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again.