Wednesday, June 3, 2015
On The Battlefield
Fighting for your life. What does this mean? To me, it means I'm fighting cancer among other things. Really, I am in two separate battles. One is physical. The chemo is coursing through my veins, killing everything in sight. The good news is the bad cells are taking a big hit. The bad news...so are the good cells. So my physical battle will be put on hold soon. I welcome the break. It will be good for me to gain my strength back and enjoy that freedom, physically.
The other battle is mental. It is 100% in my head. The way I see it is like this: I am standing on a battlefield. On the opposing side there is chaos. There is death, despair, pain, defeat, fear, mockery. They are all big horrible monsters chomping at the bit. They want to destroy me. Looking at them, I wonder...how can I deny them victory? They are so much bigger than me. I am small and weak. They are many. I am alone. Only I'm not alone. There, standing in front of me is Jesus Christ. He is shielding me! He has taken every attack for me and He is still standing firm. These monsters...they look at Him and drop to their knees. They cower in fear. They are blinded by His radiating light. The monsters realize they have no power here, they cannot get to me. But they will wait. They will wait for any opportunity to sneak an attack. But as long as I let Him, Jesus will be right there, protecting me.
Do not be intimidated by your monsters, no matter how large, or how many. You have the ultimate protector, but you have to give Him the opportunity to protect. I hope that my visual will help someone in their battle. I'm on your side. I want us all to win, this fight for our lives.
Isn't it comforting to know, God is bigger than all of this? There is our hope. There is our anchor. We will not be moved.