For look, the wicked bend their bows; they set their arrows against the strings to shoot from the shadows at the upright in heart.3 When the foundations are being destroyed, what can the righteous do?”Psalms 11:2-3
Our enemy, Satan, does not fight fairly. If he came to us in a direct assault, we would easily identify his tactics and make some attempts to resist him. Yet, he shoots us from the shadows. I offer this poem as a point of identification for both our reaction and our hope.
In the shadows he hides each day Waiting for the open shot Unaware what comes my way My thoughts, he finds the spot My first response is fear I wasn’t ready for the attack Armor was not in gear Readiness was in lack He reminded me of failures past There are many too account Why would God choose me He shouldn’t, I surmount Confusion follows next in line A good direction is lost to me I remember a simpler time When I knew just where to be Somebody stop this merry-go-round My mind needs a firm place to stand At last a promise from God I found A Rock far from the shifting sand In his refuge is the firm foundation Fear and confusion must leave His presence creates the formation The hope to which I cleave Take captive every thought Take it to the cross to see With His sacrifice He bought A new creation for us to be
Although there is much in this world to fear and problems are all around us. Our only and sure hope is found when we center our thoughts back toward Jesus. He promises to never leave us nor forsake us, even though we walk through many trials and problems, some from our own making and some because we live in a broken world.
Speak His promises OUT LOUD until your faith in the promise is restored. He will come to you when you seek Him. He ALWAYS does. The prince of Peace comes and brings rest. Receive His rest which comes when we know He is in control of all things…including our mess
God brings light to the shots from the shadows. Live in the freedom which His light brings to us.
Blessings Love y’all