It feels like the battle will never end. Attack after Attack Blow after Blow I fall down, weary. Is there anyone that can help me? Does anyone see me? I look to my right and see my comrade on the ground. Blinded by swollen eyes, they still flail their sword at the enemy. I want to help but I can’t stand, Too battered and bruised to even shout. I look to my left and see another soldier, torn to pieces. The enemy standing over them, Still bloodthirsty and lusting for their next prey, Their eyes greedily search. I silently pray they don’t see me. But they do. Snarling and growling, they stalk towards me. This is the end. My battle is finally over. I have lost. The enemy inches closer and closer. There is no need for them to rush, They know they have their prey. I close my eyes and wait to feel their teeth sink inside my flesh, Instead, I hear a voice say, “the battle is not over. Open your eyes.” I see bursts of light piercing the darkness. A multitude of angels stand before me. The enemy cringes with fear. “Pick up your sword and fight, soldier,” the voice says. I feel my strength renewed. I shall live and not die, for the Lord has seen me. He has heard my cry. I pick up my sword and shield and charge, Shouting the battle cry, JESUS IS LORD! “Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them. And Elisha prayed, and said, Lord, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the Lord opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha.” 2 Kings 6:16-17 KJV
“If God is for us, who can be against us?” Romans 8:31 NIV
There comes a point during a battle when you have to decide enough is enough. You’ve been beat up for far too long and now it’s time to rise up and show the enemy who they’re really dealing with. You can’t sit there and hope that the attacks will stop and that the enemy will leave you alone. You have to get an attitude. Let him know that he can’t have your family, your sanity and he absolutely can’t have your praise.
Your Heavenly Father is God Almighty. He’s the same God that promised to supply all your needs, to never leave you nor forsake you and the One who has set His angels to guard you. His Son, Jesus, has already conquered death. Why are you just sitting there feeling sorry for yourself and allowing the enemy to steal your family, your peace and your dreams? Get an attitude with the authority given to you by Christ. You’ve come too far to give up now. The victory is already won. It’s time to claim your prize.
“In all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.” Romans 8:37 NIV