"For by thee I have run through a troop; and by my God have I leaped over a wall." Psalm 18:29
When I read this verse, my thoughts wonder to movies that I have seen. The movies where there is a castle and two opposing armies. One army is trying to get to the castle and take possession of it and the other army is trying to defend it and stop them. You have all seen these scenes portrayed.
Between the one army and their take over of the castle are many opponents and obstacles. Each one has to be fought and defeated. Often life is like that. In order to receive "possession" of what the Lord has provided for us, we have to fight battles. There are "armies" to defeat and "walls" to scale. Those armies may be such things as fear, bitterness, anger, greed, past mistakes, condemnation, pride and so on. Sometimes we have to scale the wall of discouragement, regrets, opinions of others, weariness or shame. They all try to stand in the way of us receiving the "prize".
Unlike the battles that have been fought throughout history and on the movies, we already know the outcome of the battles we face. We win! There is no reason for us to be defeated because 1) Jesus has already won the victory for us; 2) we don't fight them alone-- God is with us. "By God I can run through a troop, by God I can leap over a wall." I can go through the strongest troop and not only scale the highest wall but leap over it.
Are you facing a troop of enemies today? Are you standing before a high wall? Does it look like the odds are against you? Does it look impossible? Does it look like you won't win this one? Take heart and go forth through it in the Lord and the power of His might.
Have a great day. The strongest opponents and greatest obstacles can't stop us from being victorious because the Lord gives us the victory.
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