“We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed, but we are perplexed, but not in despair, persecuted, but not forsaken, struck down, but not destroyed” (2 Corinthians 4:8-9).
Living in the twenty-first century often leaves us feeling uncertain and doubtful about many things. Although we are being attacked from every side we are not defeated because the Lord is our refuge and our fortress.
The state of the world today can be bewildering, but do not be discouraged. Our God is our escape from the evil and lies that plague us all day long. We are aware that Satan is our adversary. He is the one who persecutes and accuses us before our God. But regardless of the negative circumstances that the devil creates, we will never be without hope. We will remain at peace because the Lord is our refuge and our confidence is in Him.
Don’t go around today with a sad face, for God has not forsaken you. Your fight is with the rulers, authorities, and cosmic powers over this present darkness. Your fight is with the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Above all, remember that Jesus has disarmed them. He has put them to open shame, by triumphing over them at the cross.
Help us to walk in faith dear Lord, for You are our stronghold and You remain our faithful God. Even in our greatest perplexities, we are determined to trust You. We know that You will deliver us from our troubles. That is why we place our hope and trust in You.
Lord, I pray that you will help me to overcome the anxieties and disparities that I face today. Today, I will say of the Lord, “You are my refuge and my fortress, my God, in you I will trust”.