Feel Like Someone’s Trying to Wear You Down?

WEAR YOU DOWN

He will speak out against the Most High and wear down the saints of the Highest One”
                                                                Daniel 7:25 NASB

SHARPEN PENCILThis morning I was getting ready for church and I went to sharpen my eyebrow pencil but there was nothing left.  I had sharpened it so many times that it was completely worn out, there was nothing left inside.  I looked at the pencil and thought it was a pretty good representation of how I was feeling.  Issues unresolved in my life for almost a decade have left my energy depleted.  It’s frustrating because in so many areas of my life I have seen such tremendous growth and increase, yet in this area the enemy ‘seems’ to have the upper hand.

Have you ever Felt Like Someone’s Trying to Wear You Down?

Proverbs 17:22 says, “a broken spirit saps a person’s strength.”

You see, there literally is someone trying to wear You down.  The enemy of your soul is trying to break your spirit so he can sap your energy and get you to quit.  When talking about the devil, Jesus reminds us that he comes only to steal, kill and destroy.  The devil doesn’t have any good plans for your life…but God does!

God has planned for your victory. 

VICTORYUnderstanding victory is only achieved through a battle helps you accept that although victory doesn’t come easy, it will come!

If you’re feeling worn down, worn out and sapped of strength today…please don’t give up! Fight the urge to “become weary in doing good, for at the proper time” you “will reap a harvest if” you “do not give up.”3

Prayer

Father…I thank You for promising me victory.  The enemy will do his best to try and wear me down, but Your joy will be my strength.  You have given me everything I need for life and I trust that you will use this current battle to bring about overwhelming victory4 in my life!  In Jesus Name…Amen

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1                John 10:10
2                Jeremiah 29:11
3                Galatians 6:9
4                Romans 8:37

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Comments(22)

  1. Michele Morin says

    This is a timely reminder for me, Sherry — coming off a glorious wedding weekend for #2 son, and searching for a re-entry point to normal life. So blessed by your ministry of encouragement!

    • Sherry Stahl says

      Michele,
      So exciting to hear that you had another family wedding! Those are fun times, but often with all the details it can wear you down. Praying for a time of refreshing in your life to replenish all you’ve given out.
      Be Blessed & Refreshed,
      ~Sherry
      xoxo

  2. Laura Davis says

    Sherry, you have no idea how appropriate your message was for me today. I will email you with the details.

    • Sherry Stahl says

      Laura,
      So glad to hear that 🙂 Praying you don’t give up. I know that struggle has been long, but I’m praying for breakthrough in your health.
      Be Blessed & Refreshed,
      ~Sherry
      xoxo

  3. Valerie Sisco says

    Sherry,
    I can relate to the eyebrow pencil being empty! I’ve felt quite depleted of energy and verve myself lately and prayer is definitely one way I’m fighting it. But God does give us the strength and grace we need to get through the day and for that, I am so grateful! xo Love to you!

    • Sherry Stahl says

      Valerie,
      You’re so right! Praying for the strength and grace of God to empower you today.
      ~Sherry Stahl
      xoxo

  4. Sarah Koontz says

    I can totally relate to your eyeliner pencil illustration. I’m so glad you’ve pinpointed exactly who your enemy is (and it’s not a human being). Satan truly does wear us down and empty us out when we are unaware of his strategies against us.

    • Sherry Stahl says

      Sarah,
      My wise friend Wendy said to me years ago, “If they have skin, they’re not the enemy!” Great words to live by.
      Praying you’re Blessed & Refreshed!
      ~Sherry Stahl
      xoxo

  5. jodie filogomo says

    There are some days it’s so hard to remember this—thank you for your inspiration!
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

    • Sherry Stahl says

      Jodie,
      Praying you are continually reminded of God’s love and strength to carry you through.
      ~Sherry
      xoxo

  6. Kelly Basham says

    Such a wonderfully encouraging word Sherry. Praising God for His promise of victory!

    • Sherry Stahl says

      Kelly,
      So glad you were encouraged! Praying you walk in victory and strength.
      ~Sherry
      xoxo

  7. Karen Friday says

    Great word, Sherry. I’m so thankful the Lord gives us rest and restores our soul. (Psalm 23) Blessings over your writing and ministry.

    • Sherry Stahl says

      Karen,
      Thanks so much for your prayer of blessing. It is truly appreciated.
      ~Sherry
      xoxo

  8. Valerie says

    Yes! I feel the spiritual battle going on big time in my life. Your words “victory is only achieved through a battle” really helps me not feel defeated that I am still in the battle and to hand on and keep praying.

    • Sherry Stahl says

      Valerie,
      I’m so glad to hear you’re encouraged by this post. I’ve received a lot of private messages from people feeling the same as you. Praying you sense a renewed strength to defeat the enemy and move forward in victory!
      ~Sherry
      xoxo

  9. Susan Arico says

    Amen for this!

    • Sherry Stahl says

      Thanks Susan!
      Praying you’re Blessed & Refreshed,
      ~Sherry
      xoxo

  10. Sarah Geringer says

    Hi Sherry. I’ve been feeling a bit worn down with duties lately, and your post encourages me. Thanks!

    • Sherry Stahl says

      Sara,
      So glad that it helped.
      ~Sherry
      xoxo

  11. Elly says

    Sherry I could use some prayer. Really struggling these days like never before. This was encouraging but I’m still not there and don’t know how to get through this time.

    • Sherry Stahl says

      Elly,
      I will pray for you for sure! So sorry to hear you’re going through a hard time. Love you girl 🙂
      ~Sherry
      xoxo

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