Domino Circumstances

Do you ever have a season of life just going wrong? I was in a season like that a couple of years ago:

My kids and I moved in with my mom to help her after her hip replacement surgery. During the two weeks I was there, my kids came down with sickness. My glasses broke; new ones cost over $400. My car broke down with a flat tire. My husband hurt his back and was laid up. I hurt my knee and couldn’t walk without being in pain. I received a not-so-pleasant email. It seemed like every time I turned around it was bad news.

I sat in my car alone; my tears matched the rain falling on the windshield. A blanket of depression suppressed my spirit.

Dominos

God, why are you letting all this happen to me?

A pathetic sigh escaped my lips; I knew I should ask Him what He wanted me to learn so I could get out of this dreadful feeling of not looking forward to tomorrow. He led me to verses on affliction.

This is my comfort in my affliction: for thy word hath quickened me. Psalm 119:50

Comfort in my affliction…Your Word has quickened me…  The circumstance is not what I believe. I believe what His word says, and gain comfort by that.

I needed that, so I prayed:

According to 1 Pet. 2:24 by Jesus stripes we are healed!

Matthew 8:17  Himself took our infirmities and bare our sicknesses!

Isaiah 54:17  No weapon formed against me shall prosper!

Luke 10:19  We have power over all the power of the enemy!

John 15:7  If Your words abide in me, I can ask what I will and it will be done!

Isaiah 41:10 You will strengthen me and help me!

Psalm 46:1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble!

Psalm 55:18 He has delivered my soul in peace from the battle against me!

Psalm 34:17  The Lord hears and delivers the righteous from all their troubles!

I gained victory and comfort in the spirit, but my circumstances didn’t change.

The doctor said my knee was a flare-up from a previous case of tendonitis and I had to stay off my feet for a week or two. I am supposed to be helping my Mom! Great! Not the best news, but we’ll just see if some friends can come and help.

In that same week my youngest son had croup and my oldest son had a virus with vomiting, diarrhea, and fever.  My husband got flu symptoms. Yeah…come on over, friends! 😉 In a few more days my husband’s family members from Florida were supposed to visit. We tried to postpone that, but they had already driven half way. You’ve gotta be kidding me! I’ve got to prepare for company and get the house cleaned in the middle of all this?

By the end of those three weeks I was depressed again. I have been here before… “This is my comfort in my affliction, for Your word has quickened me.” I started praying the Word again.

All of this was 2 years ago. I have learned this truth, but sometimes we forget. Almost every day last month was continual bad news. I feel like it was a month that got flushed down Hell’s toilet tubes. I knew the devil was robbing from me, but I was passive.

After a week of hives, I called my parents at 2 AM last Thursday night because I was ready to head to the ER. You know what the word was? “This is a demonic attack against your body, but you need to quit looking at the symptoms and declare your healing!”

I repented, and we spent the next hour in warfare. I am healed and walking in victory. The devil has robbed from me long enough!

What about you? Are you dealing with domino circumstances, or are in need of His comfort?  What verses are you going to pray to bring you comfort and life? 

*Domino photo by Ben Stassen (Creative Commons)


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6 thoughts on “Domino Circumstances

  1. Kelly, GOd uses you in so many ways! Those attacks seem to come on stronger and stronger. Thank you for this….I really needed it TODAY!! Bless you…and know that I am praying for you, I love you…and so appreciate your words! One day….we will meet, I pray…

  2. Praying scripture is indeed so powerful. Thank you Kelli for sharing so much of your life and spiritual journey with all of us. It is encouraging. 🙂 Lately, Psalm 23 has been my comfort: Lord, You are my shepherd. In You, I have all I need. You let me rest in green pastures, You lead me beside peaceful waters, You renew my strength. You guide me along right paths, bringing honor to Your name. Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid because You are close beside me. Your rod and Your staff protect and comfort me. You prepare a feast fo me in the presence of my enemies! You honor me by anointing my head with oil! My cup overflows with blessings! Surely Your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me all the days of my life, and I will live in Your house forever. Thank You, oh thank You, my Lord.

    • Ahhhahaha, God is so awesome! He has been leading me to Psalm 23 and I’ve done a bit more studying and meditating on it lately. And here it is again! 🙂 We seem to be on the same wave length a lot. I love that. Thanks!

  3. Kelly,
    I completely relate to this post. We have experinced one thing after another to distract us from God’s plan. We made a choice to remain faithful in an area late this Summer since we have been attacked. I have spent the past two years (7 or so really) in full knowledge of an auto-immune disease that brings pain and fatuigue. As a Mom of four, and a wife, I do not have time to be wallowing in self-pity or pain. I claimed His word over the last two years and have enjoyed the peace and presence of our Father. I know even on hard days that He is soverign. His yolk is easy. Thanks for the reminder!

    • Hi, Sallie, glad to have you here! I am so encouraged to hear that you are walking in victory concerning your circumstances. You have the right mindset and that in itself brings strength. Thanks so much for sharing your words with us. 🙂

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