So, a weird thing happened to me on Sunday. (I was in Nashville, not in Palm City.) I got to church, and I was overwhelmed with feelings of worthlessness. This made me angry. I was thinking, “Why am I feeling this way? What is going on?” I was being over-critical of the service and of myself, too.  

This wasn’t right, and I knew it. 

When does Satan attack you? I can venture that there is one day a week when he does. Sunday, right before or during the worship service. If there is anything that Satan wants to be derailed, it is your experience in worship.  

So what can you do? 

James 4:7 So humble yourselves before God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. (NLT)

Ever seen the t-shirts that say. “Not today, Satan!” Well, they are right. Don’t give in to the temptation to be overcritical and offended. 

Hebrews 13:15 Therefore, let us offer through Jesus a continual sacrifice of praise to God, proclaiming our allegiance to his name. (NLT)

I know you don’t “feel” like it. But it would help if you did it. You are not going through the motions. You are expressing your faith and inspiring your emotions.  

Hebrews 10:25 And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near. (NLT)

Surround yourself with people who will encourage you in the face of your attack. Hear and accept their words of affirmation. It is this kind of community that will pray for you and help you through tough times. Why? Because who you are is more important than your feelings at the moment.  

Dear Jesus, help me to have a great day in church this Sunday. AMEN

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