When your enemy presses in hard do not fear; The battle belongs to the Lord
Take courage my friend, your redemption is near; The battle belongs to the Lord
On your worst day. When your world is turning upside down remember that day belongs to the Lord.
“In that hour Jesus said to the crowd, “Am I leading a rebellion, that you have come out with swords and clubs to capture me? Every day I sat in the temple courts teaching, and you did not arrest me. But this has all taken place that the writings of the prophets might be fulfilled.” Then all the disciples deserted him and fled.” (Matthew 26 v 55-56)
Jesus mocks the muscle of humanity against the might of the Lord.
That circumstance that you are in right now may appear mighty; the enemy of your soul may flex its muscle at you but you can mock the barking noise. You don’t have to run from your discipleship. If you remain unmovable you will understand that the attempts to frighten you come from a place of fear and intimidation itself.
The enemy of your soul traffics in dark places. Words spoken against you are often hidden. Every day Jesus was teaching in the open but they couldn’t combat his authority for truth silences falsehood. To create a new narrative based on lies then it has to be done in the hidden place to gain strength.
The enemy of your soul traffics in lonely places. During the day it is hard to bring you down. People are around and are engaging with you. He cannot strike within that popularity for fear of being unpopular. So he waits until the crowds have gone and your friends are asleep.
The battle belongs to the Lord. Your story sits in the plans of God for your life. Your worst day, the full strength of the enemy of your soul. Your greatest attack of intimidation and character assassination. The capture of your life so that you have no control over outcomes. It all sits in the might of the Almighty. You don’t have to fight and you don’t have to run. You just have to realise that God has you and He is in no way surprised. He is in control.