When evil people come to devour me, when my enemies and foes attack me, they will stumble and fall. Though a mighty army surrounds me, my heart will not be afraid. Even if I am attacked, I will remain confident.
Psalm 27:2-3 NLT
God never promised us life would be a picnic or a walk in the park. There will be battles to fight.
As I write this devotion, I am reminded of several conversations I have had in the past few days. A mother fighting for the health of her 12-year-old son battling cancer. A friend in ministry struggling with a major decision about future direction. Another friend broken-hearted over a decision of a child to walk away from their faith.
There are real battles that we face when we choose to walk with God and live according to His Word. Often people hurt us and say things that wound our hearts. David made a decision not to allow his heart to be afraid. He chose to remain confident.
We can be confident in the storms of life because we are anchored in the Word of God. Disappointments will come. But we can take those disappointments to God in prayer and lay them before Him. We can ask the Holy Spirit to intercede for us and fight for us. We don’t have to fight and win every battle—we just have to keep showing up.
If we are walking with God, He will show up and show off. He will deliver us and carry us through the storm.
Holy Spirit, help me to lean into Your presence. Help me to carry my cares to You. Help me to trust You when I can’t see the answer.
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