Our faith is a shield, a shield that can be used to protect us from the enemy. There comes a time when we have to take a firm stance and stop allowing the enemy to attack our faith.
God's will is not for us to suffer through life. His desire is not for us to be weary and broken. Trials come to teach us, to strengthen us, to prepare us for what is before us, and to give us a testimony. Trials are not meant to stay. We have to stop allowing trials to overstay their welcome. God is a mighty God, mighty enough to deliver us from anything. The Word tells us "Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivereth him out of them all"(Psalm 34:19).Yes we will have trails.....yes we will have struggles...but they are not meant to stay!
It is time to stop coping with problems that God can and will deliver us out of. (James 4:7) instructs us to "resist the devil and he will flee". This is the season to stand up and fight back. This is the season to resist the attack the enemy wishes to bring. Stand firm on the Word of God and use the shield of faith.
It is no secret that we have an enemy trying to keep us from entering the promises of God. His Word tells us to "be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour" (1 Peter 5:8). When we feel as though our faith is being attacked we must pray a prayer for strength, courage, and wisdom to continue walking by faith.
Today I challenge you to declare the word of God in your life. Resist the enemy and his tactics to shake your faith. Do not dare embrace your problems nor the enemy. Speak life for greater is He who is in you than he that is in this world! (1John 4:4) Declare by faith today that everything you touch will prosper, you will be of good health, and stress free.
I have learned that it is a battle between trials and faith. Trials do not automatically make me stronger. I am constantly in a battle. If my faith is not fighting back, then I cannot win. So I have to take heed to the Word of God and do just as Ephesians 6:16-18 tells me:
"Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints".