Psa. 11:5 π Psa. 27:2 π Psa. 88:1-2 π Psa. 88:3-4 π Psa. 91:13 π Psa. 120:1 π Psa. 108:13 π Isa. 41:11
A born-again, dedicated Christian, after going through one trial after another ( “...the Lord tries the righteous.” - Psa. 11:5; top ), found another very depressing and devastating situation entering his already-reeling life. He tried futilely to thank the Lord for the consuming darkness he was in, but found himself waxing weaker and weaker as this hideous dragon of darkness repetitiously harassed even his beautiful and loveable family.
The dragon deliberately and with formidable steps of its giant claw-like front feet kept plodding relentlessly over the Christian’s spirit, and his entire being; it was absolutely brutal.
The dragon looked like it was nine feet tall; great scales of armor hung on its sides, its nostrils were enlarged and a putrid, dirty smoke curled from between his brown, crusty teeth.
There came from down deep in his throat a sound as a mighty, roaring lion. The end for the Christian seemed imminent; it was just a case of which way would be the simplest path to give in to this diabolical dragon.
This Christian had fought numerous difficulties in the past, but this dragon was so overpowering in magnitude of discouragement that he was pressed out of measure, above his strength, to the point he despaired even of his life.
No Christian formulas of confessing, rebuking and agreeing could thwart the onslaught of this great dragon of hideous darkness.
With each step of its muck-covered paws, a profusion of unholy spirits seemed to emanate from its unholy presence. Confusion, terror, murder, envy, hate, despair, suicide and many other ugly tentacled creatures giggled in glee as they witnessed the Christian’s tormented agony, which was obviously beyond his endurance.
The following verses in Psalms confirmed his status: “For my soul is full of troubles, and my life draws near to the grave. I am counted with them that go down into the pit. I am a man who has no strength.” ( Psa. 88:3-4; top )
Then deep down in the inner recesses of his spirit a spark of life started quoting, “O Lord God of my salvation, I have cried day and night before You; incline Your ear to my cry.” ( Psa. 88:1-2; top )
This spark gained new strength as the Spirit further quoted, “In my distress I cried to the Lord and He answered me.” ( Psa. 120:1; top ) The Christian with his whole heart said, “I will serve and obey You, O Lord.”
The spark turned to hope, and hope to courage and then resolve to strength, and he started toward the dragon. The first step in the dragon’s direction brought a snort from the dragon, but on the second step the two front feet of the dragon dropped off and then the wind of the Spirit blew the papier mache covering from the dragon and exposed the emasculated dragon, which revealed two old, decaying fence posts and a discarded cigarette butt, from which emanated a small wisp of smoke.
“You shall tread upon the lion and adder; the young lion and the dragon shall you trample underfoot.” ( Psa. 91:13; top )
Isa. 41:11 , Psa. 27:2 , Psa. 108:13; top .
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