Saturday, December 15, 2012

We are more than conquerors

After another disappointing bout of bad news for my husband and I, I gave in to despair and hopelessness. For 3 days, I wallowed in my own tears, frustration, anger, and worry.

What would become of us?

Is God really listening?

With so much going sadness and tragedy in the world, why would he care about us?

But, He does care.

We do matter

We all do.

In prayer this morning, I heard Him.

He said to trust.

To carry the sword given to me long ago.

The sword of the Spirit.

To put on His armor and fight with every thread of my being.

Ephesians 10-6-8

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.  Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood,but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powersof this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.  Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place,  and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.  Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.

There will always be a fight--as long as there is evil in the world, we have to fight until He calls us home.

So, I put on my armor and will no longer sit and be the victim--no matter what, no matter the consequences, I have the King of the Universe on my side and I will hold my head high and continue.