“Ukraine Jets Strike Rebels,” “Gaza Fired Approximately 690 Rockets and Mortars into Israel,” and “Israeli Air Strikes Pounded More Targets in Gaza” offer three recent headlines. Present day battles abound, and we shudder at the horror as chaos and calamity claim more lives.
But humans have always dealt with tragedy and terror, and every day we face our own. We’re weary, confused and wonder, “What’s happening to me?” “How can I get through this?” “Will I ever be whole again?” Remember, dear Christian, God is not in the ‘abandonment business,’ but in the ‘abiding business.’ He stays with you …
Matthew 1:23, “Behold, the virgin shall be with child and shall bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which translated means, “God with us.”
… forever. Matthew 28:20b, “and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
He’s with you in every battle … 2 Chronicles 32:7-8a, “Be strong and courageous, do not fear or be dismayed … for the one with us is greater than the one with him. With him is only an arm of flesh, but with us is the Lord our God to help us and to fight our battles.”
… so give all struggles to God. 2 Chronicles 20:15, “and he said, “Listen … thus says the Lord to you, ‘Do not fear or be dismayed because of this great multitude, for the battle is not yours but God’s.”
After all, what power do others really possess over you? Psalm 56:4, “In God, whose word I praise, In God I have put my trust; I shall not be afraid. What can mere man do to me?”
Remember, your battle just may be a spiritual one.
Ephesians 6:10-12, “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might. Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.”
Trusting All of God’s Battle Plans for My Life, PJ
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