No military general goes into war without a battle plan, and neither should we. The stakes are just too high.
The strategy for defending ourselves against the darts of doubt and despair which the enemy will throw our way is two-fold.
First, we need to Remember:
1. The Lord is with us. (Dueteronomy 31:6)
2. The Lord has defeated the enemy for us before, and He will do it again if we let Him. (Exodus 14:14)
3. The Lord is looking out for our best interests. (Romans 8:28)
4. The Lord is always victorious regardless of the length of the battle. (Psalm 24:8)
5. The Lord wants us leave our burdens with Him. (Psalm 55: 22)
6. The Lord knows what we need (Matthew 6:8) and will take care of them. (Philippians 4:19)
7. The Lord will do anything and everything to save us. (John 3:16 & 2 Peter 3:9)
Second, we should Rejoice with thanksgiving:
• For His sacrifice on our behalf and the hope of life eternal.
• For His protection over us and our families.
• For His provision of our needs.
• For His healing.
• For the ability to worship undisturbed.
• For the family and friends He provided.
• For the nature He created for us to enjoy.
• For His peace which no one else can give.
• For His wisdom which He gives freely.
• For His forgiveness every time we ask.
And much, much more.
It is only when we choose to remember and rejoice over what God has done that we will be able to faithfully fight the feelings of frustration, fatigue and fear.
Remember, “If God be for us, who can be against us?” Romans 8:31