“The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a wounded spirit who can bear?” Prov. 18:14
Today’s Christian Daily Devotional
Have you ever tried to help someone who has lost complete hope and motivation? You want to help them almost more than they want to help themselves! This is a frustrating situation to be in when you love someone and want the best for him/her. I have seen a person dying of cancer with the attitude of a fighter. They have been set-back; but they have chosen to not be stopped. Their spirit seems to almost be stronger than the cancer itself! They seem to respond much better in their pursuit of treatments and attacking the enemy of cancer. I have also seen other people, with the same cancer issue, deal with the problem much differently. They succumb to depression and are not willing to inject the energy and fighting spirit of someone who WANTS to survive. It is tough to give hope to those who don’t believe in it. Hope is the spirit that will help a man get through the pain of his circumstance and rise above it. He/she may not win, but he/she will die trying! And, in the case of this deadly disease, what has this person got to loose? The good news is, if you believe in Christ, you always have hope. He will increase that if you ask Him to, and when times are rough—that may be the very thing that will turn your losing situation into a glorious victory! No body knows what God’s ultimate plan is, but as His children, we can be sure that God will not give us anything we cannot handle, especially when we choose to handle things His way.
“Dear Heavenly Father,
I give you my spirit today. I need a tune-up. It is time for me to get a fighter’s way of dealing with my heavy life issues. I need to have the mind of Christ to see my priorities clearly, and to focus in on what really matters. I am making a choice today to be a spiritual survivor. I am no longer satisfied with being defeated and accepting that “defeatest mentality”. I am not going down without a fight! I will fight for my family, for my financial stability, a sound mind and a joyful spirit. With this attitude, I am coming into agreement with how the Lord wants me to handle life’s challenges and set-backs. It is time to attack my own life as if it matters—because it does (to God and to me)! Lord, give me the grace to do this in an honorable, respectable peaceful way. In Jesus’ name I pray for that “fighter’s spirit”. Amen!”