Life is a battleground!
Friends, for the true Believers there will many battles to fight.
There will be the temptations of the enemy, the distractions of the world, the trials, the storms of life, hear hard things in our lives, hard things in our country, hard things in the world and in it all the enemy has one aim and desire…
to get our eyes fixed on anything but Jesus!
Friends, these battles are for our souls and they are fierce and hard.
There will be times when everything seems to be going wrong and the enemy feels to be gaining so much ground ‘For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.’
But what do these trials do for us?
Do they make us pray more, read our Bible more, trust more, make us more dependent upon God?
Then Friends, if these trials bring us to our knees they’ll serve only to fix our eyes on Jesus and make us a stronger soldier of the cross.
If these enemy attacks make us pick up the sword of the Spirit, God’s word, and fight, then praise God!
If they make us walk a little firmer in the gospel of peace then praise God!
If they make us polish up our breastplate of Christ righteousness rather than trusting in our own then praise God!
If they make us hold a little tighter to that shield of faith then praise God!
Then Friends, what the enemy intended for evil, God, just as he did with Joseph, will work it all together for our good and His glory!
‘Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.’