When we go through the “low points” in our lives, we are often encouraged by our brothers and sisters to bind the devil, take authority over principalities and powers, and start naming and claiming the promises.
These all have their time and place… but have you ever thought that perhaps GOD might be behind these “seasons”?
If hard times come (and they will), perhaps we shouldn’t be so quick to bind the enemy – it’s possible that we may find ourselves fighting against God!
The Word says,
For whom the LORD loves He chastens, and scourges every son whom He receives.
As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent.
My son, do not despise the chastening of the LORD, Nor detest His correction; for whom the LORD loves He corrects, just as a father the son [in whom] he delights.
I’m not going to lie… these verses really bear witness with me because I’m kinda going through a low point right now in my life – certain things are not necessarily taking shape in the way that I would prefer, but I’m starting to see the Master’s hand behind it all.
I’m so glad He loves me.
A couple of years ago, I wrote this article, which sheds some more light on this subject:
Feel free to check it out!