Deliver Me From The Enemy's Negative Grip
Let’s not forget that we have an adversary, the Devil, the originator of Misery Loves Company. He is the most miserable soul of all. He’s so miserable that he has made it his mission to make as many of us miserable, angry, depressed, and oppressed as he possible can when we are here on earth.
We’ve talked a lot about the people in our lives and how their negative emotions can influence ours, but we always have to remember that it’s possible that they are being negatively influenced by the enemy.
Keep them in prayer. Pray for yourself and your family daily that you do not fall prey to the negative influences of the enemy. The negative emotions of depression, anger, guilt that weighs you down is not from the Father above. If you have any emotions that are uncontrolled, violent, or hurtful, don’t just ignore them. Pray for help and guidance.
Ask God to help you address them. He loves you dearly and wants you to live a joyful and peaceful life.
...If life seems overwhelming, try to remember this prayer: “God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.”
Take one day at a time. By focusing only on one issue before you move on to the next, you can start to make sense of it all. When your racing thoughts just accumulate everything together until it becomes one big problem, it can all seem to be insurmountable. The problem begins to magnify..
Don't be afraid to evaluate your thoughts and emotional state to find the potential causes of the attacks. In other words, don’t just bury your pain. Deal with it. But deal with it knowing that you have the power of God backing you.
"For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places." –Ephesians 6:12
Excerpt taken from: From Deliver Me From Negative Emotions, by Lynn R. Davis