“The joy of the Lord is my strength.” Nehemiah 8:10
Don’t let the enemy steal your joy today. He’ll try you know. You may not even realize it until it’s too late.
From the moment your feet hit the floor, he’ll do all that he can to distract you, to overwhelm you, to frustrate you, and to stir up worry and strife. Often his ways are subtle, other times they’re more clear.
It’s what he does best.
Just say “no.” Don’t let him win.
We have a choice of who we listen to and what we believe. Recognize who is at the root of it all, and push past the enemy’s lies; step over his traps.
God gives us the power through His Holy Spirit to live free from the entanglement of sin. He gives us the power to live strong. He gives wisdom and discernment to make the right choices. He gives joy deep inside. He offers the assurance, that no matter what we face, He is with us.
May His grace, peace, and joy cover your day. He is with you. And He is Mighty.
At the start of this new day, help us to recognize you above all else. Enlighten the eyes of our heart that we might see you and notice how you’re at work through our lives. Give us wisdom to make the best choices, fill us with a desire to seek after you more than anything else in this world. Let your Spirit and power breathe in us, through us, again, fresh and new. Thank you that you are greater than anything we may face in our day. Thank you that your Presence goes with us, and that your joy is never dependent on our circumstances, but it is our true and lasting strength, no matter what we’re up against. We ask that your peace lead us, that it would guard our hearts and minds in you. We ask for your grace to cover our lives this day. We love you Lord…we need you.
In Jesus’ Name,
(Posted also at ibelieve.com: http://www.ibelieve.com/devotionals/your-daily-prayer/a-prayer-to-keep-the-enemy-from-stealing-your-joy-your-daily-prayer-august-11-2016.html)
Jack Merenda says
“Love God, surrender to Him, but resist the enemy…”
It’s so encouraging/refreshing to be reminded of both love and devotion towards our Savior while staying alert to say No to, and resist, the enemy of our souls. Thank you so much for your ministry to the heart.
Willa dortch says
Amen amen amen amen amen amen amen hallelujah thank you Lord Jesus Christ thank you Father for my life for my two beautiful children my two beautiful grandbaby the roof over my head the food in my refrigerator the clothes on my back and the blessings I received everyday from you my heavenly father thank you thank you thank you amen amen
Thank you so much for taking the time to write and post this. I have read, and reread it!
May God bless you and your family!
You have such a fresh approach to God and His scripture, so uplifting and strengthening! Thank you for taking the time to share with others. God bless you and your family.
“Don’t let the enemy steal your joy today. He’ll try you know. You may not even realize it until it’s too late”
True … I realized how the enemy is slowly eating up my joy .. small irritations but multiple times placed a tint in my heart .. I realize he is so good because he started from people around me now moving to people I don’t even know.
Thanks for the prayer and for reminding me who our God is.
Just say NO….so simple yet so difficult. However when we sat no to the devil we stop him in his tracks and experience God’s joy! Stopping by from By His Grace.
Debbie McDaniel says
So true Timberley! Need God’s help everyday with this!🌟
Xuan (Juliet) says
Absolutely… I need to remember to remember! Thank you Debbie for your sharing… it’s been such a blessing to me!! <3
Wow I never knew all these uplifting pages was around. Sadly we had a lady that took her life last weekend from our church, what a blow, also my cousin college friend is speaking about ending her life. I’m looking into ways along with prayer to break this horrible lie from satan. God bless, I’ll be following & learning you all
Arlene, I’m so sorry to read of this loss, it is very sad & a lie that the enemy has often used all too often on too many people, praying for God’s truth & light to continually be revealed, blessings to you & thank you so much for being here…
Hi. Debbie. I am suffering from horrible depression. The anti depressants have totally numb me Feel absolutely nothing. No Joy!!!!!! Or happiness. I read God’s word and know in my head the meaning. But no feelings in my heart and soul. I pray constantly that th Lord will unlock the door to my heart and allow me to feel again. The meds have helped with the black hole I was in. But this no feeling. Of joy is truly hellish. I do believe Santan has his hand in this. 💔🙏
Satan not Santan
Mary stay strong and know that God will hear your prayers and fix this. I hope and will pray that you have healed from this and now are experiencing joy beyond measure! 🙏🏼❤️🙌🏼
Thank you for this needed encouragement in my life today. My son, Luke suffers from addiction and the enemy won with relaspe last night. May I receive the wisdom to respond as the best Christian mom I can be. Thank you God for the peace in this storm.
I have been under Satan’s attack for a long time now
Not just every day irritants but my mind. I have suffered many awful things in these last 4/5 years.
Can’t get the desire to read the word or pray… depression anxiety have taken over my life Never before have I experienced such trembling and confusion. I walked with God for years and then one setback or heartache one after another. I’m lost,confused,and tired
Someone please help me
Thank you always for your edifying and insightful posts. They help keep me grounded in the Word, as I’m plagued with a separation from my adulterous husband. I’ve prayed for his salvation, but nothing has changed. My husband is still with the other woman and his heart is still hardened towards me. I’ve received the Word from God to wait, always to wait. My faith is fading though. Please excuse the rambling.
Roosevelt Ton-Jac Langar says
The real solution , NO TO THE SUGGESTIONS OF THE DEVIL