We are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places. Ephesians 6:12
The battle is real my friends! You can feel it. Even as you pray for yourself and loved ones, you are wounded and weary. The enemy is working to defeat and discourage us.
So, today I’m praying…
God, I Need Your Help to Fight This Battle
Father, I need You! Please Help Me!
This battle is hard and painful and discouraging. My friends and family are broken and hurting. I’m broken and hurting.
So many are fighting physical, mental, and spiritual attacks.
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly. John 10:10 (ESV)
The thief IS the enemy of Your children’s souls. But I don’t want to focus on the enemy or the evil he is doing. Father, I want to stand on the promise an abundant life through Jesus who has already defeated the “thief” and won the victory.
Can anything ever separate us from Christ’s love? Does it mean He no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or threatened with death? No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us. Romans 8:35,37
Nothing can separate me from Your love. You have made me victorious! In Christ, I am more than a conqueror!
So, when I have to fight this battle … help me remember Jesus’ words:
“I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth, you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.” John 16:33
Father, You want so much more for me than a life lived like a discouraged battle-weary warrior. So, today I’m asking You to make me bold to fight this battle.
Solomon wrote … the godly are as “bold as lions.” Proverbs 28:1
And James wrote:
So humble yourselves before God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. James 4:7
Make me bold as lions.
Keep me humble and surrendered before You.
And Help me resist the devil and make him flee.
I have the sword of the Spirit, Father. I have Your Word. I have Your Spirit’s presence. In and with You, I have everything I need to fight this battle.
I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength! Philippians 4:13
In Jesus name, I pray. Amen.
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