I have an enemy, of this I’m sure. He hates me and wants me to fail. And sometimes I feel like he’s very close to winning.
It seems like the more I start to focus on what it is God’s doing in my life, the more opposition I face. It’s very hard to make any forward progress when I’m constantly fighting off attacks. I truly don’t know how I’m ever going to succeed.
Why is it that life doesn’t become easier when I’m on the right track? Honestly, I could use a little covering. Some sort of protection from the devil as I’m trying to learn how to fight.
I know this isn’t the case, but I often feel like I’m all alone in this battle … like God’s sitting on the sidelines, cheering me on from afar. But I don’t need a cheerleader. I need a teammate. I need a defender. Him by my side, in the arena, fighting with me.
Because I will be defeated on my own, I know this.
I wish I could see the real battle. I wish I could see, even just for a minute, what I know is the truth … that God is fighting with me. For some reason, though, He’s chosen to hide reality from us right now. And this makes it so hard to fight with strength, perseverance and courage.
I’m struggling to remember that what I think is reality, that I’m alone in this battle, is not actually real. It’s a lie.
The truth is, I do have a Warrior by my side. I have a Defender. I have the King of the Universe, the Creator of all Heaven and Earth, with me in this.
I’m not alone. And the victory is already ours.
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face.
~1 Corinthians 13:12