These days of adversity are spelled out in the word of God. Every generation has experienced it, every nation has gone through this, but mostly every time we experience it God is holding us up through all kinds of situations we can’t control.
Paul tells us in Ephesians 6:10-18 to put on the full armour of God as the devil is constantly scheming against you. Paul tells us our struggle is not against flesh and blood but against the rulers, against the authorities, the rulers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
I absolutely love the way Paul says “Stand firm, stand your ground, with the belt of truth around your waist, the breastplate of righteousness in place and your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.” Take up your shield of faith” Paul says “which can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.”
I don’t know about you, but these trying days we need to have our minds set on things above. Jesus as our commander in the world so that the armor that Paul talks about is our Lord and the truth written in the gospel is our peace. How else can we live if we do not have the peace of Christ through this moment and the times ahead. As the devil prepares his armies of flames, Christ teaches us to hold in the gospel of peace and love and to know that He is in charge of us, not the rulers of this dark world.
May you find this day and the days ahead remembering that He is with you now and always.