Are You Prepared for Battle?


What verse do you hold tight to when you’re preparing for battle?

“How was your day, sweetie?” I asked Grace, as she got in the car after school.

“Well, it wasn’t that great” she answered. She looked a bit broken down.

Normally if she’s had a difficult day she doesn’t tell me right away. She processes it and tells me if she wants to talk it out. So, I knew it wasn’t good.

She told me what happened. Something so shocking and appalling had happened that I was calling her school counselor just moments after we got out of the school parking lot.

When I got home the first thing I did was reach for my copy of Constitution of the United States. Yes.I.Did.

This was serious business and I was going to make darn sure that I knew what the law said because there was no way on God’s green earth that I was going to let my daughter be treated that way or have her Constitutional rights trampled on.

In contrast…

That same morning, I was lied to and drug through the mud.

Not good enough. Will never measure up. Not like her. You can’t do it and you’ll never make it. Those words echoed through my mind as I put work into one of my goals.

My response? Did I reach for my copy of Constitution of the United States?  Did I call someone for back up support? I didn’t do anything. I took it.

I shrunk back. I thought about letting another day, another year pass by without victory.

Thinking back on my day, I compared my situation to Grace’s. We were both attacked. Our Truth was challenged. I rose to her defense. I would stop at nothing to defend my children. Yet, I rarely defend myself.

More powerful than any authority on earth, including the United States Constitution, is God’s Word. It’s “…alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. (Hebrews 4:12)

How quickly I forget that the greatest Defender is on my side.

And He goes to battle for me. Every time.

“No weapon formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue which rises against you in judgment, You shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is from Me,” says the Lord. -Isaiah 54:17

Have any of your Truths been challenged?

What verse do you hold tight to when you’re preparing for battle?

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