Violent Dreams and Revenge.

I had dreams last night that I haven’t had for a long time. Dreams of rape and violence. Dreams of me shooting the rapists. These dreams are always disturbing and I used to feel sad all the next day and sometimes for many days following.

Just as I got out of bed, I heard in my mind, “How can God allow this to happen to you?”  I laughed, and I’ll tell you why I laughed. I recognized that voice. It is the voice of Satan trying to rend me apart from God. But I’ve learned from Joyce Meyer to speak back to that voice in Bible verses. I say out loud, “The Lord is a shield around me, he is my glory, he is the lifter of my head.

The Lord is a strong tower I run to and I am safe.

The Lord is the strength of my life and my portion forever.”

As I quote these words, my spirit is lifted and I look up to God with thanksgiving. Jesus said, “In this world you will have many tribulations. But be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.”

Everyone’s tribulations are different. Yours may be financial, and you wonder why God has allowed this to happen. Perhaps you have lost a loved one. Maybe your husband or wife has left you. Quote the Bible, trust in the Lord and do good. We will never understand everything while we are here on earth. But we will understand afterwards.

Jesus once said to Peter, “You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand.” 

John 13:7

Jesus said about his death on the cross, “Truly, truly, I say to you, that you will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice; you will grieve, but your grief will be turned into joy.”  John 16:20

 

The Bible says Jesus was, “a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief.”  If the Son of God suffered here, why do we expect not to suffer? No, we have “entered into Christ’s sufferings.” Christ has been suffering since Lucifer led a host of his fellow angels, the children of God in heaven, to rebel against God’s government. I can’t imagine what it was like for the Trinity to lose so many they knew so well and loved so much.

 

I don’t mean to minimize the pain anyone is going through. I know the pain of divorce, death and abuse. But I also know that God has sufficient grace, peace and love for us to go through these things. He walks beside us. He will comfort us here, and at the end of time, he will abundantly reward us with a beautiful, pain-free life in heaven. There, all our hopes and dreams will come true. We will be surrounded by love and beauty.

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6 thoughts on “Violent Dreams and Revenge.

  1. There’s a lot we don’t know or understand. One thing I’ve learned is to NOT stay in that place and to help as many as I can to get out of there.

    Like you said, that is where Satan wants us to be satiated and we have it in our power to NOT give him space in our minds and our hearts.

    We do NOT have to let stay thoughts that bring us down. Bad things happen and that’s a fact. When Satan was cast down, he was given dominion of the earth and “woe to the earth and to the sea for the devil has come down” Rev. 12:12 and will reek havoc on our lives.

    We can either wallow in it or dismiss him and all thoughts associated with whatever injury we may have incurred. Not an easy task, but yes it is possible. I am proof of that.
    Instead fill your mind with healthful things. Phil 4:6-8; Colossians 3:2

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    1. Awesome reply and testimony!!! I appreciate also the power to our physical brains and our spirits that quoting God’s Word in power and authority does for us and through us. Effective spiritual warfare! Thanks to both of you!!

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  2. I really believe that lord protects us and shields our soul”where the dark exists so shall the light”…god is like those innumerable beams of light who fight our fears out of our brain😃😃😃may lord bless us all

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