Trusting God in our Fast
Day 2 of the ten-day fast. I wanted to encourage all of us to ‘be strong and courageous’. Especially if you are new to fasting, whether food, or media, or something else, it can be difficult. For many, you may experience almost withdrawal symptoms as your body and mind fight back for control.
This is one of the purposes of fasting. It teaches us to not allow our flesh to control us, but instead, we take control of our flesh. Self-control, though listed as one of the fruits of the Holy Spirit, does not come without effort on our part, and requires much practice.
Allow God to work through this voluntary affliction to teach you to bring into captivity the cravings of the flesh, and to trust in God to give you the strength and power to see it through.