Are you engaged in battle with an enemy unseen?
battle is against anxiety, fear, panic, or a combination of all three.
Maybe you're not trusting God the way you should, or suffer from issues
with your faith? If so, then you're not alone.
As believers in
Jesus Christ, our faith journey is not always smooth sailing. Life gets
in the way with dark valley experiences and potholes, and I'm certain
that as you read these words, you're plowing through your own battery of
Confession time...I suffer from worry, anxiousness,
and yes trust and faith issues. I'm human, and just because I contribute
to this Christian publication, does not mean I have things together and
that my spiritual life is flawless. Like you I have crosses to bear and
desperately seek and crave God's mighty outstretched arm to rescue me
from calamity and pain.
But to suffer is human. Jesus himself
told us this, "In this world you will have trouble. But take heart!
I have overcome the world." (John 16:33 NIV)
Heavenly Father understands our frailty, our sin, and that we
periodically flounder with our trust and faith. But here's a fun fact!
Through Gods strength, grace, mercy and love, he provides deliverance
and victory from that which binds our faith and prevents spiritual
When we pray and wait; when we drop to our knees in
tears of sorrow; then pray and wait even longer; when God seems distant
and uninterested in our plight, know this...God is in our waiting!
Again, God is in our waiting! We may not
always see evidence of this while in the thick of it, but he is working
behind the scenes on our behalf and sees the whole picture in vivid
color and finite detail.
Read this verse slowly, "The Lord
will grant that the enemies who rise up against you will be defeated
before you. They will come at you from one direction but flee from you
in seven. The Lord will send a blessing on your barns and on everything
you put your hand to. The Lord your God will bless you in the land he is
giving you." (Deuteronomy 28:7-8 NIV)
A few days ago
this passage impacted my thinking when it appeared on my bible app. In
plain terms, there are times I feel defeated by the enemy. Is that
relatable? But then I am reminded that Jesus has already defeated the
devil, that because of his sacrifice on the cross for my sins, I am
forgiven, I am victorious and I can overcome any storm thrown my
And so can you my friend. Accept Jesus as your Lord and
Savior. Ask him to forgive you of your sins and invite him into your
heart. Your life won't become battle free, but with the Savior by your
side, you will never again be alone in your battle.
Amen to that!