It dawned on me as I stood by my locked car in the parking lot of the doctor’s office, that if my widowed mom hadn’t been alive, her caregiver would not have been available to bring mom’s extra set of car keys to me.
Have you ever gotten locked out of your home or car? It is annoying, frustrating and a time-waster.
When things go wrong and I feel alone, even isolated in public places and think no one really cares, or has time to help me like my husband would have, Satan wins the battle and discourages me. I refuse to give in to him, so I need to eliminate a repeat performance of being locked out in the future.
Even though it turned out that I had only misplaced my keys, I will be prepared in case the next time is for real. Maybe this tip will help you too, dear widowed friend. I plan to give my extra car key to a widowed friend who could bring it to me in case of an emergency.
We are encouraged to be prepared in the spiritual realm also. It says in Ephesians 6:11, “Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles (Cunning ways) of the devil.” That includes telling the truth, being righteous, living peaceably, having faith to quench the fiery darts of the wicked, taking our salvation and the Word of God with us, and praying for each other.
Help me, Lord, to think ahead and be prepared, and to use the full armor of God to defeat Satan.