The truth is, everyone fights a battle.
I am battling the beast of grief because my son battled the beast of addiction, and lost.
There are certain elements needed to fight a battle: PPE (personal protective equipment), a plan or strategy, and execution & movement of the determined plan. As each of us faces our battle, we need to be mindful of these three things. If we enter the fight without even one of these things, we are likely to lose the battle.
As I face the beast of grief today, my PPE is the Truth: God’s Word tells me there is a purpose and a plan in all things; Truth is my armor. Family and friends undergird my armor with their love for me, no matter what.
The plan, is for me to keep my mind staid on the Truth; the strategy is simple – know the Word, pray, and be vulnerable to share my feelings.
Strong execution is following thru with the Truth and not turning from it. The battle may be short, or it may be long, depending on the day. Yet I know, that I am able to keep going because my Lord is with me and I am loved.
As I look to my right, or to my left, I see there are battles around me that others are fighting …
… are you enduring a battle today?
If so, I am here to tell you that you can be a conqueror in your battle simply because the Lord loves you!
Not feeling it? Contact me, and I will love on you with all the kindness my heart can give.
Don’t give up.
“No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.” Romans 8:37