Barefoot Devotions // Lessons From The Holler

Brokenness to Lioness

The battles in life that you fight, the circumstances that you experience, and the overwhelming emotions you try to drown out can leave you crippled. You may be exhausted from carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders or you are discouraged because something didn’t work out the way you thought it should. Maybe you are on the verge of losing your faith for a breakthrough that you have so desperately been seeking Jesus for.

Maybe it’s the plaguing, deep, dark, and dreaded thoughts you have but can’t seem to get rid of them. Perhaps, it’s the overwhelming emotions that seem to suck the life out of you.

Utterly Broken. Shattered. Hopeless. Doubtful.

But there is hope in Jesus Christ.

John 10:10 NIV | The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.

His sacrifice on the cross was far too great for us to be overcome with the things of this world. We are free to choose a life apart from the emotions and bondage that comes from our circumstances. When we are washed in the blood of Jesus, we have the same power that raised Him from the dead in us.

But we have to start in The Roar Room.

Just as the devil prowls around like a lion looking for someone to devour (1 Peter 5:8), you must be ready to face him with our own powerful roar that has been cultivated in us in The Roar Room. When you meet with Jesus here, He prepares your spirit, mind, and heart with the strength, wisdom, guidance you may need. As you read God’s word and spend time in prayer, you fill your spirit with God’s truth instead of the enemy’s lies. He will give you the power to roar louder than your circumstances and louder than the chains that hold you down. Yes, His word is that powerful!

1 Peter 5:8 NIV | Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.

You may be weak entering in your private room with God but when you come out you will be a Roaring Lioness. Your broken bones will be turned into bones on fire. A new sense of renewing will fill your spirit, a new joy will spring in your step, and hope will once again be alive. Doubt will begin to fade away as you learn the truth about how the Father really feels about you. Your purpose and your calling will be cultivated as you seek Jesus.

When life gets overwhelming according to the world’s standards, you will not be moved because your hope and your trust will be deeply rooted in the truth found in God’s word and the relationship you have built with Him.

Utterly Complete. Hopeful. Confident. Loved.

All from The Roar Room. And if life outside of the Roar Room starts to allow the things you are fighting to overcome to creep back into your mind, put a Praise Roar on it and praise your way through it!

Heavenly Father,

I come before you thanking you for the great plan you have created for life. Though I am struggling at the moment, I know that my strength is from you and from nothing else. I trust the plan you have for life and I know you such a good, good plan to prosper and not harm me. You are such a good, good Father! Teach me Your ways, LORD and draw me close to You. In Jesus’ Name, I pray, Amen!

With all of my love and encouragement,

Hannah B.

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