They can feel incredibly real and harmful to the person experiencing them.
Reference: “With God we will gain the victory, and he will trample down our enemies.” Psalm 60:12 NIV
Explore: In some countries they are experiencing war. Their men and women prepare themselves for combat every single day.
In other countries we are fortunate enough to live freely, but we still face enemies. It could be conflict with a colleague or neighbour or even someone online.
These disagreements may seem far from the battlefield, but they can feel incredibly real and harmful to the person experiencing them.
An enemy even closer to home can be ourselves. At times our mental state is so skewed that we become our own worst enemy, tearing ourselves down and struggling to see a ray of hope in our future.
Application: In all these situations there is no easy way out. In Psalm 60 we hear David’s desperation as he, too, acknowledges the challenges in his life.
It’s at these times we feel God has abandoned us, we are alone and our future is grim. On top of all of this we lose hope.
But even in this state of desperation, David calls forth victory through God. He has not seen it yet, but he states his hope in his God.
Whatever we may face, let’s call our victory through God. Let’s hope in His strength and wisdom and look for His face in the solution.
Prayer: Lord, there are times when we lose faith. Life can be challenging and we wonder where You are. May You show us Your power and domination in all the challenges we face. Amen.
What enemy are you facing at the moment?
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This article was written by Linda Bailey
Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.