Updated: May 21
Ephesians 6:13 Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm. (NLT) I like how the writer says that we will still be standing. That we are not beaten by the evil surrounding us.
We will not get out of battles. We will not get out of hard times. But hard times and battles really do give us the chance to show what we are made of. This is where real faith comes in. Not the faith that fails because something is hard. No. We stand firm because we are confident in our faith, His word to us, and our ability to access Heaven.
I believe God knows better than we do who we are. I know He believes we can overcome. He loves to shine when we encounter tough situations. People without strong faith waiver when the problems will not relent. We may struggle but we don't stop. We don't change course because it is hard. This is when we are an example for our family, and friends. When we are an example for the unbelieving. Come on...this is our time to shine.
This is also a time to stand up and be counted. To be someone God can depend on. Someone who doesn't shake or fall back in a battle. Who is not ashamed to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It is a time for us to stand tall.