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What thoughts do you need to take captive? “The Battle is not yours, it’s the Lord’s.”

Dear Lord, When I have lost something very special to me please help me understand that some things are meant to be and I must learn to appreciate the moments that I have. I come to you with the most humble of hearts. Please grant me the strength to do the things I do not want to do. Please help me understand that these things are necessary and are only a small part of everything I do. Amen

“May the LORD answer you when you are in distress; may the name of the God of Jacob protect you. May He send you help from the sanctuary and grant you support from Zion. May He remember all your sacrifices and accept your burnt offerings.” (Psalm 20:1-3).

Disappointment is such an insidious little fox, sneaking in before you realize it. It always waits patiently for you to be distracted from Me. It can take the simplest irritation or unfulfilled expectation, turning it into a mountain of frustration, and throw it over you like a wet blanket of discontent. Once a door is open, layer after layer of wet blankets are applied, weighing you down, robbing hope, faith, and joy.

Discontentment is an open door, leading to frustration, assumption, and finally supposition. When you encounter situations and attitudes outside the scope of your control, allow a time of communion between us. Without it, you tend to follow the dictates of the flesh. During these times you must take your thoughts captive. If not, you will find the road back to peace laden with intense humility, even though accompanied by My grace and mercy.

Assumption is the belief that something is true without proof, based on perceived circumstances or runaway thoughts. Assumption gives way to deeper speculation, in spite of firm evidence, forming a hypothesis through an engaged mental process. Once this hypothesis is formed, it becomes truth to you, regardless of accuracy. All inner turmoil can be avoided when you call on My name in the day of trouble. Trouble is simply anything that robs your peace or faith, from the sublime to the catastrophic. The key is to stay in a place of communion, thereby, avoiding the schemes and subtleties of the devil, which lead to discouragement and an accusatory spirit.

Thoughts allowed to run rampant and unchecked affect your will and emotions, causing actions harmful in any given situation. The more a negative process is followed, the less you trust Me, relying on your own abilities and intuitions. This never works for the good.

Remember and be encouraged. I see your trouble before it arrives, and I am listening for your request, poised to defend you and meet any need from on high. Receive this revelation today and prohibit future struggles. Imagine Me sitting, poised and waiting for your request, and meditate on the significance.

My support keeps you from falling into the trap of disillusionment and gives you the necessary things without relinquishing or giving away ground gained in previous victories. When I refresh in the midst of support; you are invigorated and replenished with the ability to stand in faith with joy. I uphold every portion of your life with a mighty, outstretched hand, strengthening and reinforcing resolve, producing a steadfast spirit in you.

Apply the above, and see Me high and lifted up in the sanctuary, ready to help. Put all the little frustrations in My hands, and the big ones will be easier. Give all disappointments to Me this very moment, and see My glory manifest in your life. After all, it is what I do best.

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