There are many Christians that get up each morning facing indescribable problems—physical pain, emotional suffering, and financial struggles. Many are so beset by trouble that they worry, “This is all too much for me to handle. I don’t have the strength to fight these things anymore. How will I ever make it?” Our heavenly Father sees every step of our lives and in spite of all our crises and difficulties, He commands us again and again in Scripture: “Fear not!” We are not to believe that our problems will cast us down and destroy us, because He is our shield. Have a wonderful Christ-centered day and remember He sees every step we take.
No matter what crisis we face, what powerful difficulties lay ahead of us, our victory has been assured: “In all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us” (Romans 8:37). Does this mean we are to stand by and expect God to send an angel to slay all our enemies? No never! Even though God has proclaimed our victory, He will
not do our part for us.
We still must pick up a sword to fight the enemy. The difference is, we do it believing God has promised to empower us: “Thanks be to God, which given us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Corinthians 15:57).
The Holy Spirit responds to our faith! When we call on Him, He comes upon us with supernatural power to mortify the deeds of the flesh. Our part is to have faith and then walk in the belief that God’s Spirit will resist the power of evil coming against us.