Most storms in our life will include enemies. People that we perceive to be out to destroy us and make our lives miserable. I admit that the words ‘just smote them God!’ have come out of my mouth. I have many times echoed the words of David;
Ps 3:1 O LORD, I have so many enemies; so many are against me. NLT But read a little farther, verse 3: Ps 3:3 But you, O LORD, are a shield around me, my glory, and the one who lifts my head high. NLT I speak that out loud often. He IS the lifter of my head! It literally changes my physical and spiritual posture when I declare that verse!
Sometimes satan can get me so wrapped up in feeling that people are looking down on me, but this verse is the truth that I need to focus on to get through that battle.
After all, I AM a child of the Most High God. 1 John 3:1 How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! NIV
His love is never ceasing, He will never leave me or forsake me.
Heb 13:5 “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” NIV
The enemy wants me to shrink back in intimidation and shame in the presence of my enemies, but God wants to lift my head.
Ps 22:16 16 My enemies surround me like a pack of dogs; an evil gang closes in on me. They have pierced my hands and feet. NLT Have you ever felt that way? I think we all have felt like victims in this life at one time or another, and that our enemies are out there is great strength.
You may be surrounded, but our Great God promises that… 1 John 4:4 4 You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. NIV
To be continued…