Fight for Peace
Duane Vander Klok
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Many people struggle with the question: why do bad things happen? Well, we live in a fallen world where we have given too much of our authority to the devil. When we give him a foothold, he will kill, steal, and destroy our lives. Remember that when the devil attacks you or your family, do not run from God. Instead, run to Him! God is a good Father who only gives good gifts to His children.
Fear and anxiety are very prevalent in our culture today. But the Bible tells us that His peace will guard our hearts. See, when we let fear and anxiety rule we are giving the devil a foothold in our lives. Unchecked fear can grow into a very powerful force that overtakes your life. Fear is not from God but from the devil – so when we give into fear, we open the door to the devil.
When the enemy comes at you with lies, temptations, sicknesses, or hardships, know that you have the power to fight back! Our biggest weapon against the devil is the Word of God. When Jesus was fasting in the desert and the enemy came three times to tempt Him, Jesus fought and won with God’s Word. He fought back saying, “It is written…” Jesus called out the lies of the enemy by standing on faith, truth, and righteousness in the Word of God.
In Jesus’s Name, you are free. You are healed. And you are not alone. Take comfort and strength in the Word of God!