If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you – John 15:7.
To abide is to stay or reside in something or someone; it’s to endure, no matter how painful it may be. Sometimes it may be stressful, but you will abide by what the Word of God says about you and your situation.
Sometimes we abide in the wrong thing or person rather than in God’s Word. Some are abiding in fear, hurt, worry, doubt, or anger; they hold on to it and will not let it go. They’re wondering why they keep going through the cycle but not understanding they’re abiding in something that is not only detrimental to their spiritual growth but detrimental to their physical well-being.
There is not one person that has not been hurt by someone, whether in words or deeds and sometimes, the person themselves can be their worst enemy. In life, we go through different stages, different situations, and circumstances that can change our outlook on life.
Abiding in the Word of God in every stage, situation, or circumstance will keep you from losing your mind and your faith. We change in life, but God and His Word never change; God has a Word for every situation and circumstance.
When being attacked mentally or emotionally, you need to know the Word of God. If you’re abiding by the Word of God, you will know which Words to use for which attack you’re going through. Not knowing the Scriptures is like not having a weapon when being attacked by someone.
There are Scriptures to use in different scenarios and to fight in faith; one must know what Scripture to use for that particular event. Often, Christians don’t receive the deliverance they need because they use the wrong Scripture for the occasion.
If I’m in physical pain, I need to use Scriptures that pertain to what I’m going through. If there’s a pain in my mental state, I need to use Scriptures pertaining to my mind. If I’m in emotional pain, I don’t need to use Scripture to describe mental or physical pain.
To know God’s Word, one must take the time to read and memorize the Scriptures; as Christians, there is going to come a time you will need to know the Word of God to survive mentally, emotionally, physically, and financially as well as your marriage.
Always remember whatever you’re going through, there is a Scripture you can use to fight spiritually, as well as Scriptures that will comfort you and build your faith. You have a position in the heavens that is eternal, meaning whatever comes against you, as you submit to the Word of God as you use the Word of God, no weapon formed against you will not prosper. Emerge yourself by abiding by God’s Word!