There I was, pouring my heart out to the Lord.
Struggling with emotion and telling my Dad all about it:
This feels too much. This feels scary. I know You are good. And I will keep going. But this feels overwhelming.
And that's when He reminded me.
Of a couple of things.
Nothing new. Just reminders. Reminders of truth I already knew, but needed to know once again.
Truth I needed another opportunity to put into practice. Another opportunity to grow into a little bit more.
And the biggest one was this:
no weapon formed against me will ever succeed.
Many of you know my story. Deliverance from fear. Walking in freedom and ever-increasing boldness.
But sometimes fear still feels familiar.
And at that moment, that's where I was.
And that's when God so graciously reminded me:
this was designed to silence you, BUT no weapon formed against you will ever succeed!
Yes! Amen! No weapon formed against me will ever succeed!
Oh, it may feel like it is succeeding. It may even look like it is...for a moment.
Like when Jesus died. Like when Peter denied.
But the truth is, the weapons formed against us are not succeeding. They're not.
Jesus rose! And brought with Him the keys to hell and the grave.
And Peter returned! To his Messiah and Friend. To be the rock upon which God would build His church.
Oh yes, my friends! No weapon formed against us will ever succeed!
No weapon formed against me. And no weapon formed against you.
For we have been given the keys. The very keys Jesus secured once again with His death and resurrection.
The keys to life. The keys to freedom. The keys to victory.