Evil Forebodings

Proverbs 15:15 (Amplified Bible)

“All the days of the desponding and afflicted are made evil [by anxious thoughts and forebodings], but he who has a glad heart has a continual feast [regardless of circumstances].”

Dan and I are doing a daily devotional together every morning, and I just love it! I briefly mentioned Joyce Meyer’s Battlefield of the Mind devotional in a prior post. It is awesome! I can’t emphasize that enough. Each day I feel like God is speaking directly to me and addressing the things I battle with daily. Today’s lesson was something new to me. Evil Foreboding. Not new in that I don’t experience them, but new regarding what victory over evil foreboding can be like.

Often we battle anxious thoughts and evil forebodings for absolutely no reason other than we’re listening to the deceiver and succumbing to his strongholds. I looked up foreboding in the dictionary. Webster defines it as, “a feeling that evil is impending.” Do you ever feel like that? Worry that something bad is going to happen? I had that feeling a lot when my kids first got their driver’s license. I still fight it with them both living so far away in big cities. Honestly, I battle evil forebodings a lot!

So, does the devil have stronghold over me in this area? Well, I don’t have to believe his lies. None of us have to succumb to his strongholds. We can CHOOSE to have a glad heart. We can take our thoughts captive. And in doing so, we can have a continual feast. Think about “a continual feast.” I find that absolutely fascinating! Do you think God’s referring to a food feast or a feast in one’s mind? In this context, a food feast doesn’t make sense, so I think God is referring to a feast of joy and peace, laughter and happiness in our mind. How cool is that!!!!!!! I don’t think I have ever studied about a feast of gladness in my mind before. Have you? Doesn’t it make you just love being a Christian? We serve such a good, good, good God! He’s just so amazingly good to us!

I love our new devotional. I highly recommend it!

6 thoughts on “Evil Forebodings

  1. Sounds great, Tammy! Thanks for the recommendation. I will have to check it out. Glad you had a great trip to Colorado. We missed you at the conference … hope to see you at the Feb. one.

  2. Joyce Meyer and her book “Battlefield of the Mind”, literally changed my life. I have the tools, now, after reading that book, to fight the anxiety and evil foreboding that controlled my life before.

  3. Thank you Tammy for your post of “Evil Forebodings”. I have Joyce’s book on “Battlefield of the mind. I read Joyce’s comment on evil forebodings and Lord and behold I found it was exactly what I was battling! Thank you for your comments it helped to enlighten me as well as Battlefield of the mind. When those evil thoughts and fear come I always bleed the Blood of Jesus against it. I still hold on to the Blood against any evil that tries to come against me. I choose to feast in joy, happiness, laughter, and peace in my mind.


  4. I am battling with this evil foreboding. I actualky go numb and can not even speak or move I am litterally terrified like soneone is coming to kill me. My heart just started beating at a fast rate I thought I was going to have a heart attsck all I kept saying is God please help me. I thought God was punishing me for something I did, until i looked up information on foreboding and it scared me even more its almost the exact same thing im experiencing. I dont even know what to do next im scared to death of this happening again.

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