“I always say how can you be healed, if you haven’t accepted that you are sick”.
It is important when we are in a situation beyond any control, to own up and ask for help. Being vulnerable can be quite a dangerous place to be.
The only time it makes sense is when you completely let go and expose yourself the the Holy Spirit.
1 Samuel 30, And it came to pass, when David and his men were come to Ziklag on the third day, that the Amalekites had invaded the south, and Ziklag, and smitten Ziklag, and burned it with fire;
And had taken the women captives, that were therein: they slew not any, either great or small, but carried them away, and went on their way.
So David and his men came to the city, and, behold, it was burned with fire; and their wives, and their sons, and their daughters, were taken captives.
Then David and the people that were with him lifted up their voice and wept, until they had no more power to weep.
And David’s two wives were taken captives, Ahinoam the Jezreelitess, and Abigail the wife of Nabal the Carmelite.
And David was greatly distressed; for the people spake of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and for his daughters: but David encouraged himself in the Lord his God.
You see David came to a point where he was so vulnerable, after the incident. It wasn’t just because of losing his own family, the people he was leading had also lost their family members. Anyone in this situation would be so vulnerable after losing so much, feeling disheartened and incapable as a King most especially.
What did David do? He encouraged himself in the Lord.
We do get to that point of lonesomeness, of when we don’t know what to do, or at a spiritual decline or especially when we’ve gone through a traumatic experience. At this moment we become exposed to various things that can cause us to go deeper down.
The most important important thing is to be exposed to the Holy Spirit.
Romans 8:26-27 “Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.”
BDHM wrote in the book “The Art of Hearing”…
“If you are not under the sweet influence of the Holy Spirit, you will be under earthly, sensual or devilish influences that will lead you not to pray.
When you are not under the influence of the Holy Spirit, you will not believe in the importance of prayer. You will become prayerless and powerless.”
Being in that state of vulnerability can expose us to demonic attacks, unwanted spirits, physical and emotional decline, prayerlessness and so on.
In this time, Prayer no matter how little is the one thing we should channel our mind and energy to. That emptiness has to be filled with something, otherwise something else will fill the vacuum.
What is making you vulnerable???
* Identify the vulnerability
* Not accepting these things quickly makes us more vulnerable.
* Accepting you are vulnerable will propel you to get help.
* Let us never get tired of being told prayer is the answer to everything, because it is.
* Let’s us be truthful with ourselves, search ourselves, identify when there is a decline in every area of our lives.
God is a giver of hope, He always has a plan to solve all our problems. Which is why He sent the Sweet Inflence of the Holy Spirit to comfort us, and bring us hope.
Romans 5:5 “Hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.”
May the good Lord we serve give us grace.