What battle are you fighting today? Is it with your kids, your spouse or your employer? Maybe it’s with yourself. The biggest battle I have ever fought (and still fight) is with myself. The war zone is my mind and the weapons of choice from the attacking side usually take the form of comparison, perfectionism and gluttony. Gluttony is a hard one to admit, isn’t it? It’s like the taboo sin because it paints that unattractive picture that anyone associated with fitness or Christianity would not want hanging over their heads. But that’s me. Take it or leave it.
Psalm 44:3 in the NIV says,
“It was not by their sword that they won the land, nor did their arm bring them victory; it was Your right hand, Your arm, and the light of Your face, for You loved them.”
I try and I try to convince myself of the truth that I know, but the battle rages on. I try to eat healthy and exercise control in many areas in my life (as gluttony can have its way with so much more than food), but I always end up “failing”. When I read Psalm 44 it clicked for me:
I will never win this battle with my own devices.
The only way there will be a flag of victory flying high over my heart and head is if I “let go and let God”. He brings the strength, the truth and the mercy. And not because He owes me anything but just because He loves me.
Whatever your battling today, dear one, just let it loose into His hand. That is quite literally the only way you will see victory, and He is good to come through on His promise.
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