Have you ever been driving down the road and felt like an octopus was stuck to the front of your head? Well, I hope you haven’t, but this afternoon that is exactly what I visualized as it felt like my peace, vision, and even breath was being sucked out of my head.
I quickly took authority over that witchcraft mess and felt it lift. The pressure in my chest lighted as I took a deep breath.
I have to say living in this world the last few months has been anything but easy. No matter what side of the fence you stand on politically or with Covid (to mask or not to mask), our atmosphere has been saturated with fear, confusion, and unrest.
Because of my background as a survivor of what many would consider a “conspiracy” that was far from a theory, let’s just say it has magnified things.
The biggest lie that has been pushed on me by that nasty creature called fear has been the lie that evil is winning. It is a suffocating lie at times because it seeks to put me back in that fetal position of the terrified little child who has been stripped of all control.
Keeping my footing has been hard. There have been times the tsunami of overwhelm has tried to drown me in its undertow.
Having lived at the beach growing up, I was often told that if you get caught in the current and are pulled under, don’t fight it. Relax and float. You will get to the top again and then can get out of it.
So, I’m riding this out, continuing to put my eyes back on the true Lord Jesus, and asking Him to show me His perspective and areas of my heart that need further healing. It’s not been easy, but Jesus has promised not to let us drown.
In fact, every time I’ve brought up the facts of what I see in this world, of the evil that I think is winning, He shows me His perspective.
Recently, I saw in my mind’s eye all these tiny cobwebs and scurvy, little spiders that had spun them. I asked the Lord what this meant.
He laughed and said, “All the wicked ones, those spinning these webs of lies and evil schemes are like these scurvy little spiders spinning their webs.” As He looked at them again, He just puffed a little air out of His mouth and poof they were all blown away.
I realized I could focus on those little spiders and their webs, or I could focus on the all power, wonderful, loving God who is so far above any and all evil. In fact, through Jesus, He had utterly defeated Satan and all his minions at the cross.
This morning, I woke up feeling some of those negative feelings rising up. So, I again asked the Lord for His perspective. I looked down at my Bible app to what was already up, and this is what I read.
Do not fret because of those who are evil or be envious of those who do wrong; for like the grass they will soon wither, like green plants they will soon die away.
Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this: He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn, your vindication like the noonday sun.
Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; do not fret when people succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes. Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret—it leads only to evil. For those who are evil will be destroyed, but those who hope in the Lord will inherit the land.
A little while, and the wicked will be no more; though you look for them, they will not be found. But the meek will inherit the land and enjoy peace and prosperity.
The wicked plot against the righteous and gnash their teeth at them; but the Lord laughs at the wicked, for he knows their day is coming.
The wicked draw the sword and bend the bow to bring down the poor and needy, to slay those whose ways are upright. But their swords will pierce their own hearts, and their bows will be broken.
The salvation of the righteous comes from the Lord; he is their stronghold in time of trouble. The Lord helps them and delivers them; he delivers them from the wicked and saves them, because they take refuge in him.”
— Psalms 37:1-15, 39-40 NIV
So, if you find yourself with an octopus stuck to your face, just ask Jesus to remove it and give you His perspective. He loves you, and He won’t let you go.