Have you ever felt like you were in your lowest part of your life? Has there been a time in your life where depression creeped over you? Or a time where you felt defeated? You saw no way out of your situation? This description is what some people refer to as the midnight hour.
The midnight hour can represent many things. Let's look at it this way. It's the darkest time. So if you think about it spiritually, your midnight hour is your darkest time. This may be a time where you feel depressed and defeated. You may be burnt out or feel like there is no hope for your life. Sometimes depression creeps up on us during this time. I know for myself I had a time where I fought depression and got to the point where I wanted to commit suicide and just end my life. I thought that my life was pointless and that I was nothing. I felt that my life was just taking up space. It was one of the worst times of my life. Luckily, God sent someone to intervene on my life and save me. When I think about it now, I think it would have been the stupidest decision. See the devil knows how powerful and important you are. He doesn't want you to be alive and on fire for God. He is jealous of you because God love you. He is jealous of the connection you have with God. Only reason He doesn't have it is because of his pride which we have heard the dangers of pride. But, the devil wants to take you out. So, he will get you low and just not want to live for God anymore. But, I want to encourage anyone and everyone that you do not have to live your life being depressed. You are destined for greatness and it will get better. It may not look like it right now but God has a plan for your life and His word has to come to pass. Trust God and He will see you through it. In Job 35, you hear this side of questioning where God is. Towards the end of the chapter, the speaker talks about how God doesn't listen to vanity or doesn't even pay attention to it. However, he mentions that we have to trust in God. In your midnight hour, get rid of your pride and trust in God.
In Acts, we see an example of the apostles putting their trust on God. While Paul and Silas are ministering to people, this possessed women is saying stuff. After a while, Paul commands the spirit to flee from the women. Of course, the supernatural steps in and the townspeople start to complain and these two apostles are thrown in jail. The townspeople tortured and beat them before they were sent in jail. However, Paul and Silas was sent into the inner part of the prison and they put chains on their feet and their hands. Now, at your midnight hour, you are probably having many chains and different bondages holding you down from your freedom. Did you know that God has given you power to break every chain? There is this powerful song that says there is power in the name of Jesus to break every chain.
My prayer: Jesus please allow us to be free in your name. Please allow us to praise in every situation we are in and to praise you through the struggle so that we can be free. Please open our eyes so that we can see who needs to be touched and set free by Your name. God deliver us from any spirits of depression or bondage. In Jesus name!!! AMEN!!!
Salvation Sunday: Steven Gable