Walls Come Down

walls come down

My husband dropped me off at church last Wednesday night, and then he took quite a while to join me in the sanctuary.  I played Words with Friends on my phone and checked twitter as I waited.   We had arrived early, so there was “time to kill.”

When my husband finally appeared, I asked him if he had stopped to chat to Jon.  Because He always runs into Jon in the parking lot, and Jon is a talker.

“No,” he said.”  And then he proceeded to tell me about a horrifying voice message he’d listened to as he sat alone in the car.  He had no idea that the message would be an emotional bomb.  The news exploded  while I sat in the sanctuary blissfully unaware that my husband’s heart was breaking into a million little pieces.

I grabbed my husband’s hand, and I prayed.    There was nothing else we could do.

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The next day, as I sat at work, I wanted to encourage my husband’s heart, so I sent him a quick text.   His response made me smile.

Spiritual Warfare

We are going to shout loud.  Loud until the walls come down.  We win.

What walls are you facing today?  Is the enemy trying to tell you that there is no hope?  Don’t believe it, my friend.

Walls are meant to come down.  Keep shouting.

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“But you, God, shield me on all sides;

You ground my feet, you lift my head high;

With all my might I shout up to God,

His answers thunder from the holy mountain.”

Psalms 3:3-4, MSG

Q4U:  Have you seen a wall come down in your life?  I would love to hear your God story.

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I am linking up with like-minded sisters at Women Living Well, Thought-Provoking Thursday, Thriving ThursdaysTell His Story,  Wednesdays in the WordThree-Word WednesdayA Little R and RSoli Deo GloriaRich-Faith Rising, Playdates with God, Hear it on Sunday: Use it on MondayThe Weekend Brew, Spiritual Sundays and Faith-Filled Friday

27 responses

  1. Dear Lyli
    Oh, the last few months have been very difficult to me as far as my illness goes, but I was just thinking last night about that verse somewhere in Isaiah where God tells us that even if all is darkness around us with not a single ray of light, we must still trust in Him. Your words today is sort of confirmation. Thank you and to your Hubbie too!
    Blessings XX
    Mia

  2. Hi Lyli! I am coming over from Three Word Wednesday.

    Well, the newest wall is the joblessness of my husband. He’s been out of work for over a year. We can be strong for a while, and then we have not-so-great days. I think the shouting to the Lord is an excellent theme! King David kept up the communication through his songs, and we need to keep the faith and tell God we know he will fix this situation.

    I hope your husband will see the rays of light soon.
    Blessings,
    Ceil

  3. May His ears be wide open for those powerful shouts and even the weakest ones. He hears and knows. I hold you both in my prayers, Lyli. Caring through Christ, ~ linda

  4. I loved the text messages between you and your husband. Lifting you both up in prayer…praying those walls will be torn down. Shouting with you. Thank you for linking up for Three Word Wednesday. {Hugs}

  5. Lyli – I loved seeing the text message between you & your husband. Quickly brought to mind the verse, “Three are even better, for a triple braided cord is not easily broken.” (Ecc. 4:12, NLT).

  6. Wow! What a comfort your words are to my weary soul today, Lyli! I needed this and God used the pain you and your husband are facing to comfort and encourage others. It was not in vain and I thank you for your vulnerability and giving heart, my friend!

  7. Lyli, this is my 2nd visit! I tried to comment a couple of days ago while I was in Ontario but kept getting kicked off 😦 Your comment on mine tonight reminded me to come back!

    This post made me cry and shout all at the same time. I loved your husbands reply of FAITH!! Those walls WILL come down in Jesus’ name and you will both be able to minister in different ways…you might not understand it even then but you will keep trusting and keep doing what you have always done. God is in control!

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