Scaling Walls

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“You, Lord, are my lamp;  the Lord turns my darkness into light.  With your help I can advance against a troop; with my God I can scale a wall.” 2 Samuel 22:29-30
I love this verse.  It was in my Bible reading yesterday and I haven’t stopped thinking about it.  Partly, I’m sure because it is now the screen saver on my Ipad…both screens.
God is really trying to tell me something through it.  You know how I know?  I was only going to make it my lock screen saver.  I really loved the picture I had on my Ipad prior, just an instant source of peace for me.  However, as I was setting it, I felt this instant sense I needed to do both.  It’s a verse God wants me to ponder over and pray about.  I need to memorize it.
It’s interesting at the timing of it too.  This past week I have felt defeated.  I have felt challenged at every turn.  Everything was hard this past week. Nothing came easily.    Discouraged would definitely have been how I described myself up until yesterday morning.   Ever since I read this verse and started thinking about it, I’ve begun to feel uplifted.  I’m ready to go into battle again.  As Paul tells us in his letter to the Ephesians, our battle isn’t against flesh and blood…but against spiritual forces (Eph. 6:12).
I need reminded of that every now and then.  People tend to wear me out.  But once I remember my battle isn’t with them I can gain new perspective.  It’s not the people who are wearing me out, it’s the spiritual battle.  Once I remember that the battle is spiritual, I instantly remember it is already won.  I’m not fighting it alone.  God has equipped me with everything I need for the victory.  Usually, it means getting out of the way and letting Him do His thing.
Whatever battle you’re fighting today or this week, just remember, you’re not alone!
 

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