Here is something that might help you this week. God said that no weapon formed against you shall prosper. No weapon. Not a single weapon. Now, this doesn’t mean that there won’t be weapons directed at you. It means that those that will be pointing in your direction and that will try to destroy you, won’t succeed. There will be weapons against you this week. The enemy doesn’t take a break. He is always plotting and finding ways to make you fall or to keep you in captivity. His weapons take on many different forms and they are many but it doesn’t matter. He could be brandishing a hundred weapons against you, God would still say that none of them is going to prosper. He could be using the biggest weapon he has ever used against you and the Lord would still say that it won’t prosper. You see, the enemy is the king of deceit and illusion. If he can get you to buy into his lies and his tricks, he has you where he wants you. No matter where he takes you, God is with you. The enemy might be playing some dangerous games with your life but God still has you in the palm of His hand. Your problems and your trials today are the weapons of the enemy and they can be very big but stay assured that God has what it takes to eliminate those weapons. I want to encourage you this week to remember that greater is the Lord that is in you than the weapons that are against you. God is not blind to what is coming against you. He is calm and composed because He knows that none of those weapons will harm you. They might derail you for some time and startle you but God won’t let them be the end of you. Stay encouraged! Your God is stronger than any weapon!
Weapons can form at any time and they can take us by surprise. One of our first reactions is that we don’t deserve what is happening to us. I do believe we don’t but as Christians, we are not bullet proof. We are not going to go through life without any problems and without any weapons aiming at us. I remember reading the passage where Jesus said that in this life we would have tribulations. A light bulb went off in my head. It made so much sense. Up to then I had thought that my life as a Christian would be a bed of roses and any tribulations were the result of sin in my life or I deserved them for some unknown reason. The things we believe sometimes are so not founded in the Word of God but we trust that they must align with His will. God doesn’t wish any weapon against any of us. He said that even though tribulations will be part of our lives, He has already conquered them. How do we get to the place where those trials are not wreaking havoc in our lives? We get there through trust in God and faith in Him. We should first embrace His love and His peace and accept the truth that even though there are weapons around us, there is also peace in us. God’s peace can calm the biggest storms and help us go through difficult times with no fear and no worry. It is a peace that surpasses all understanding. When we step into His peace and stay there, we conquer the world so to speak. We don’t let our circumstances rule our lives but we let Jesus be the ruler of our hearts.
Don’t be afraid of the weapons that form against you because Jesus has already defeated them. Don’t ignore them but don’t let them be the focus of your life. Put Jesus first. Let Him be the focus and He will show you that He has a solution, a cure, an answer and a victory with your name on it. There is nothing to worry about and nothing to fear when Jesus is your Savior. Let Him handle the problems. Let Him tell you what He has to say about your situation. Let Him shine His love and shut out the darkness. Let Him take those weapons and silence them in your head. Let His peace be louder than the lies that come with those weapons. God is going to set you free from your problems. Don’t lose hope. He promised He would and He will. Those weapons are powerless in front of the Lord. Pray and believe. When you do, you are putting Jesus between you and the attacks of the enemy and guess who already won. Jesus did! Look at the weapons in the eye and tell them that they will not destroy you. Tell them they can’t prosper in Jesus’ name. Even if they start getting closer and more menacing, keep your confession of faith the same. Stay strong and rely on the One who can do anything. No weapon formed against you shall prosper. God said it and He never lies. Stay in peace!
Suggested reading: Isaiah 54:17; John 10:28-30; Romans 8:28-39