You've been looking at the attacks on your life, and the attacks on those you love, and you've been crying out to The Creator to relieve you from the experiences that seem to come, one after another. It hurts you to be vilified, hurt, lied on, lied to, humiliated, embarrassed, under-appreciated, and over-worked. You've wondered if your relationships will stand the tests, if your friendships are genuine, and if you're being a good parent, friend, daughter, or son.
I'm here to tell you that if you're being attacked, you are also being protected.
This whole weekend I was under attack. One thing after another. This traditionally happens when I'm about to have a breakthrough somewhere in my life. The closer I get to my breakthrough, the more attacks come to me, without invitation, and without my permission. I had a brief cry, and had to get over the pain associated with the attacks. I'm reminded of my favorite scripture 2 Corinthians 12:7-10-
Therefore, in order to keep me from becoming conceited, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. 8 Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. 9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 10 That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong. (NIV)
The tests come at the height of your blessings, and God is there, letting you now that all is well. It's at these moments you lean to the understanding that you don't understand. I'm weak most of the time. In this weakness, my power is restored, and I rely on The Creator to guide me down a path I can't see all the way down.
All is well. If you're under attack, the breakthrough is coming, and you're on the right path. Be patient, and rely on The Creator. Spend less time online, and spend more time being grateful that there is light, and relief, on the other side of the rainbow.