Saturday, June 28, 2014
June 28 – The cure for panic
No weapon formed against you will succeed, and you will refute any accusation raised against you in court. This is the heritage of the Lord’s servants, and their righteousness is from Me. This is the Lord’s declaration. (Isaiah 54:17 HCSB)
Is there anything more that can be added to this promise?
No weapon, no accusation, no attack, no threat that is formed against you will be able to harm you! If that is so, why then are so many Christians fearful and quick to sink into despair? It’s not because God doesn’t answer, but their faith is so weak that the slightest hint of an attack throws them into full-flesh mode. Their negative behavior and lack of faith empowers the devil to actually succeed in his attacks.
God’s promise here is meant to be acted on, even if the threats around us feel very real. So your boss is making snide remarks about firing you? Your ex-spouse is demanding unfair changes in your divorce agreement? Bills and financial struggles seem insurmountable? Then act on this promise. Act in confidence and speak fearlessly to those who intimidate you. Face your fears, knowing that God will speak through you and bring about justice, even before a judge. This doesn’t happen for those who live in their flesh, for those who just wait around for miracles to fall into their laps, but it always does for those who remain in the Spirit.
God says that this is our heritage. He lovingly hands this protection over to us to keep and have and use, and as we do, His righteousness becomes our own. If you feel evil threatening you from all sides and you find yourself backing into a corner in fear, this promise is for you to begin practicing and believing in.
If no weapon formed against you will succeed, a great weight of worry can now be lifted off your shoulders. You can celebrate and relax! Though faith never relaxes, our spirit and soul can always be at rest knowing this powerful truth. He makes sure that we get the point when He emphasizes, “This is the Lord’s declaration.” ‘Nuff said.