A friend of ours recently received a promotion at work but before he could begin his new job, he needed to train his replacement. When you start something new, you need help to know what to do. We want to make sure you know what to do and how to activate God’s Word and your faith as an overcoming believer. So often believers think that they’ve got to fight for their spiritual position to defeat the enemy. The good news is that Jesus already defeated the enemy. Your fight is from faith, from your position of victory in Jesus.
This is where Ephesians 6:11-17 comes into play. As you read these verses, see yourself as a beloved child of God dressed in the armor that Jesus has already given you. Because you’re in Him, you have His truth covering you, and you are righteous in Him. Because His love is in you, your feet are prepared to share the good news of the Gospel of Grace, and you are covered with the helmet of salvation and your sword is the powerful Word of God.
Begin to see yourself more as a mighty warrior complete in the full armor of God, strong in the power of the Lord.
What do you do when things get tough? What actions do you take when you are standing in a storm? Many just melt under the stress and collapse into depression. I hope that isn’t you because no matter what happens, you do have hope. “Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer” (Romans 12:12). Three things you can do when things don’t go as planned. With God there is always hope. I think of those who each day decide to end their lives. They couldn’t see any hope. As long as there is Jesus, there is hope.
“By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God” (Romans 5:2). By grace through faith, hope is constantly by your side because it is in your heart. In the darkest situations, with God there is always hope. With hope comes patience. Rest in the finished work of Jesus. It will be okay. Keep the prayer channel open. Be instant in prayer. No need to beg, because God desires to answer you more than you know. Present you request, and then rejoice in hope. Keep rejoicing through it all.