He whispers so loudly that it shakes the very foundation I stand. Steal, kill and destroy. Those words haunt me tonight as I ponder the weight of what is behind them. I lay in the darkness repeating in my head truths I know and believe of His majesty. Greater is He who is in me, than He who is in the world. But it doesn’t always seem that way. The intensity of the evil one blinds me to the truths I know.
The enemy is hovering over with a determined goal to crush me. He enters in through the cracks in the base. And it is there, the shrewd cunning and unrelenting attacks come one after the other beating me down until I am paralyzed to function.
I want to cower and hide as the pressure consume my head and heart. I recognize the craftiness of the evil one, he is after all, the author of destruction. I’ve given him authority through my humanness and he’s prevailed. I put up the surrender flag without realizing what I am doing. I’ve allowed him access through my stubbornness and pride. Instead of resisting the taunts and schemes I’ve positiomed myself to be his tool as he begins to dismantle what He has been building.
I hear him whisper in my ear that he’s not going away and he never will stop. My mind wanders to what is next, what is coming and in fear I cover my head. He’s after me. He’s after my marriage. He’s after my family. He’s after my church. We wear armor with a giant target. He’s in great pursuit to kill, steal and destroy and I recognize that reality.
The sting of defeat only precedes the trumpet of triumph because in those lowly places I cry out and my rescuer comes. How dare I recoil in the fear of my enemy for I have an army of angels on the front lines of my battle.
I’ve given him far too much power. He lost his authority over me the day I lay my life down at the foot of the cross. I can’t be snatched out of His hand. He raises me up to new heights and sets my quivering feet on solid ground. The destruction he accomplished will just be rebuilt into a pillar of unwavering and perfected strength moving forward in victory.
I can close my eyes now and rest. For it is He who goes before me. He will fight for me. I need only to be still.