F=(Fast) Choose not to deny or refuse to face the difficult/bad things that have happened to you. Face the difficult things with God at your side.
E=(Encourage) Do something to “fill your cup” today
A=Admit to defending yourself wrongly by escaping, withdrawing or blaming others
S=(Scripture) Is. 51:21-23; Psalms 119:153-154; Psalms 72:4; Col. 1:13-14; Eph. 2:8-9
T=Thank God for being your Defender
So listen to me, poor Jerusalem,
you who are drunk but not from wine.
Your God will defend his people.
This is what the Lord your God says:
“The punishment I gave you is like a cup of wine.
You drank it and could not walk straight.
But I am taking that cup of my anger away from you,
and you will never be punished by my anger again.
I will now give that cup of punishment to those who gave you pain,
who told you,
‘Bow down so we can walk over you.’
They made your back like dirt for them to walk on;
you were like a street for them to travel on.” (Is. 51:21-23; New Century Version)
I have not forgotten your Law! Look at the trouble I am in, and rescue me. Be my defender and protector! Keep your promise and save my life. (Psalms 119:153-154; Contemporary English Version)
He will defend the afflicted among the people
and save the children of the needy;
he will crush the oppressor. (Psalms 72:4; New International Version)
For he has rescued us from the kingdom of darkness and transferred us into the Kingdom of his dear Son, who purchased our freedom and forgave our sins. (Col. 1:13-14; New Living Translation)
Love Crucified Arose by Michael Card –