Yesterday we began a look at victorious faith. You can see that post HERE. We continue our thoughts this morning as we turn to the Old Testament
Nehemiah and company returned from Babylon to rebuild Jerusalem’s wall and found themselves surrounded by an enemy bent on keeping them from completing their task. Without the wall they were vulnerable to attacks. But they were also vulnerable as they built. How can they defend and build at the same time? Nehemiah had a plan, “And each of the builders had his sword strapped at his side while he built. The man who sounded the trumpet was beside me. And I said to the nobles and to the officials and to the rest of the people, “The work is great and widely spread, and we are separated on the wall, far from one another. In the place where you hear the sound of the trumpet, rally to us there. Our God will fight for us.” (Nehemiah 4:18-20)
Similarly, we are vulnerable to attacks from our adversary – the devil. Like Nehemiah and the people of Jerusalem, we need to have a plan and know, “Our God will fight for us.” Remember, the battle belongs to the Lord and God never loses!
Faith is the victory of the attacks of our enemy / worry of failure.
The Psalmist says of God, “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” Psalm 46:1. He is our Refuge – a place of hope, of shelter, a place you can trust. He is our Strength -boldness, force, and security. God is trustworthy and a force no one can reckon with. He is the Help that is present, available 24hours a day 7 days a week.
Faith is the victory when we need a place to rest (hide).
More on Thursday.