A reminder for today
O LORD, what are human beings that you should notice them, mere mortals that you should think about them? For they are like a breath of air; their days are like a passing shadow. (Psalm 144:3-4)
Our personal battles may cause us to use these words more often than we think. When we are in die midst of our troubles we can easily end up in a place of self-pitying where we feel that we are nothing and why should the Lord bother with our unimportant existence. How do you feel today, my friend?
I remember a time when I was burdened by many obstacles and I recall using the exact same words. Why would the Lord waste His time on someone like me? Why would the Lord help someone that has done so much wrong? Now think about this: every battle has a strategy, right! Every commander needs a plan to defeat the enemy and to make sure that the enemy’s resistance is destroyed. Now if you think about wars in the middle ages and the time of the Roman Empire. They used foot soldiers to storm the enemy lines, but before that the will fire a large number of arrows into the attacking enemy to take out as many of them as possible so that their force is weakened.
Now let us return to today. You are fighting a battle every day and your enemy is a cunning relentless and hungry lion that devours anyone at any given chance. To break your resistance he will fire arrows from a distance to make you weak. Now this comes in many forms like problems and desire and need and sickness. He will use anything that is available to get you in a place where you are vulnerable. Then he will start with new strategy. He will then start to tell you how bad you are and that God does not love you and will never forgive you up to the point where you fall completely.
Today in your battles know and remember this. Your fight is not yours alone. Your fight is God’s fight. He gave up His Son for you so that the enemy will have no hold on you. Now when these thoughts enter you mind where you start to wonder about that – stop – and look up. See the cross of Jesus and remind the enemy where he's final destination is going to be. You have no reason to doubt God and His love for you. You have no reason to sulk and allow the enemy to confuse you. Do not listen to the lost, but listen to our living God. When you are down, stand up and look up. Our time here is a mere breath and there is no reason for us to accept defeat. God is on your side and never your enemy. He will love you always and forever and in that He loves unconditionally.
Rise mighty warrior, and let us walk into today’s battles fearless and without any doubt.
Have an awesome day dear friend of Jesus