As I began to walk out of all the deep pain and heartache in my life; I also began to see Jesus, as my mighty warrior…for He was the One, who always stood before me and became the shield of protection; that kept me safe from the fiery darts of evil.
In Deuteronomy 31:8, we read… “And the Lord, he it is that doth go before thee; he will be with thee, he will not fail thee, neither forsake thee: fear not, neither be dismayed.” As I continue on, I would like to share a quote of mine; that goes right along with this Bible verse and it goes like this… “Have we allowed our faith to become the giant that stands before our problems or have we allowed our problems to be the giant that causes us to wallow beneath a weak faith?” In other words…are we allowing God to be the stronger One that stands before us, during the difficult times…or have we allowed a circumstance to be the giant or stronger one that causes us to weaken further in our faith?
You know…it’s so easy to become so caught up in what is happening to us; that before we know it, we get our priorities wrong and allow the problem to have control over God. We must remember that we always need to have God standing before us…not off to the side or behind us. Let’s face it…we will never overcome and be able to resist the fiery darts that come our way, when we are standing alone, in the midst of evil.
Sometimes I wonder, if we fear the circumstance, rather than trusting God; because we have found ourselves alone…unguarded…in unknown territory. One thing I have truly come to see, while walking through some very painful times in my life; is to never walk alone, in the midst of these unknown moments…for this only makes us more vulnerable to Satan and the other problems he longs to add, to what we may already be facing.
Everyday…as we begin a new day, we need to make sure that we are walking with God and that He stands before us…and how do we do that…by choosing to let Him lead us through all that He has for the day. When we choose to seek His will for the day, rather than the paths we’d rather take; that is when we will truly feel His loving presence always beside us.