Psa 18:30 This God--his way is perfect; the word of the LORD proves true; he is a shield for all those who take refuge in him.
Psa 18:31 For who is God, but the LORD? And who is a rock, except our God?--
Psa 18:32 the God who equipped me with strength and made my way blameless.
Psa 18:33 He made my feet like the feet of a deer and set me secure on the heights.
Psa 18:34 He trains my hands for war, so that my arms can bend a bow of bronze.
Psa 18:35 You have given me the shield of your salvation, and your right hand supported me, and your gentleness made me great.
Psa 18:36 You gave a wide place for my steps under me, and my feet did not slip. (esv)
Isn't it nice to know that we serve a Perfect Creator. The Lord God is our rock and our shield. He gives us strength in time of need and His way is perfect.
This has been a year of challenges for me and my family and through all of the difficulties, God has been ever present and guided us through each step of the way. Along with the challenges there have been many blessings sprinkled in to help us keep our faith and our focus on Him. God has a wonderful way of allowing us to suffer pain in our life and still give us hope through it.
Knowing that His way is perfect and the things that happen in our life are to bring glory to Him gives me the ability to be strengthened and endure life's challenges. Even though sometimes it feels like the prince of this world is against us in full force I know that God has prepared me and my family for this battle.
Paul says in Ephesians 6:12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore, when all of hell seems to be breaking loose in your life and it appears that the enemy has been given free will to over take you and your situation, remember that the Lord is your strength. The Word is the full Power of God to defeat the enemy and protect us from all the schemes he uses to harm us.
Eph 6:13-17 Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm. Stand firm therefore, HAVING GIRDED YOUR LOINS WITH TRUTH, and HAVING PUT ON THE BREASTPLATE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS, and having shod YOUR FEET WITH THE PREPARATION OF THE GOSPEL OF PEACE; in addition to all, taking up the shield of faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. And take THE HELMET OF SALVATION, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
Pick up the Word of God today and use it against the enemy. The Power of God is within our reach, we just need to remember to grab onto it during times of need.
Lord, you are our ever present helper in time of need. Thank you for the struggles as they help us grow closer to you and allow us to see your power working in our life.