“The horse is prepared for the day of battle, but deliverance is of the LORD.”
The battle is not flesh and blood
“but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.
Let us daily, put on our spiritual armor, knowing there’s no such thing as fear. It’s a tool of the devil. “Perfect love casts out fear.” And trust God our Father; there’s always another way, always another answer.
“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.” Jesus in Matt 7:7
Praying in the park one morning for God’s thoughts and words to be my thoughts and words, this prayer plaque literally fell out of a nearby pine tree! Face down, complete with pine sap, only 3 squirrels jumping & running were present.
Lord Jesus, release Your faith to us, so that we don’t hold back in trusting You for everything.
Reinhold Niebuhr is known to have been the author as early as 1934 (Wikipedia).
“Thereforewhoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock:25 and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock.
26 “But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand:27 and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall.”
“But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is that darkness!
Dear Lord Jesus, we cling to You, the only truth. Help us to grow toward You and live our lives with great faith (not great darkness)!
“Reset” He told a friend, take a few days and unplug, listen to Him. Waiting on the Lord isn’t passive, it’s believing and trusting with all your heart. Leaning not on your own understanding (Proverbs 3:5). Standing against the enemy with your shield of faith (Eph 6), refusing to back down from your belief in Jesus.
Isaiah 40:31 (NKJV), “But those who wait on the Lord Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.”
Psalm 25:3, “Indeed, let no one who waits on You be ashamed; Let those be ashamed who deal treacherously without cause.”
Psalm 27:14, “Wait on the Lord; Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the Lord!”
Matthew 24:36, “But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels ofheaven,but My Father only.”
John 14:27, “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”