The struggle is over, but the fight is just starting.
Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, to which you were also called and have confessed the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.
When Christians face hardships, we sometimes start to question our faith.
"I'm a believer, why is this happening to me?"
" How could God let this happen?"
"God, where are you?"
"I don't get why I have to go through this?"
The reality is, being a follower of Christ is NOT an easy life at all. Beneficial, eternal-life promising, life-saving, and a decision we should all choose? Yes. Easy? No.
HOWEVER. THERE IS HOPE.
While the Bible tells us plenty about the real enemy who is constantly raging attacks against us, God also tells us that we're not the weak ones in this fight.
Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.
See, we have the upper-hand in this fight, because we ourselves are not fighting. It is the Lord who fights on our behalf. He is for us and He is with us.
The Lord shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.
Oh, and what else? We're well equipped for this fight!
4 For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, 5 casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, 6 and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled.
Who can stand against the Lord?
“Who is like You, O Lord, among the [a]gods?
Who is like You, glorious in holiness,
Fearful in praises, doing wonders?
And since the Lord is for us, then who could be against us?
Our God is with us.
Fear not, for I am with you;
Be not dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you,
Yes, I will help you,
I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’
Since the Lord is with us and for us, then who could stand against us?
What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?
I don't know what you're going through, but I do know that our God is faithful. He cares. He even sympathizes with us. (Hebrews 4:15.) Do not give up. Do not lose faith. DO NOT LET THE DEVIL WIN. We are victorious through Christ and He fights for us. Continue to takes your pain, hurts, and disappointments to Him. He cares. (1 Peter 5:7)
I am praying with you, friend.
Invitation to Salvation God desires so much more for us than we know. God desires for us to be restored back to His original design for mankind. I’m sure you’ve heard the story before about Adam & Eve and the fall of humanity (see more here.) God designed us to display His glory. Unfortunately, we chose to follow our own idea of evil and good, and sin was introduced to the world. For a better understanding and in-depth analysis of why we need salvation please visit these resources!
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