Army of Trust

“I feel bad for it. It’s got enemies in there and I’m sending in the best army I have!”

My friend giggled. “I’ve never heard someone describe their body parts in third person context before.”

I’ve been a bit under the weather lately, so to speak.

I’ve had to send in armies for these uncomplicated conditions. Armies of antibiotics, vitamins, herbs, and ‘google’ remedies to fight the battles against these viral and bacterial critters. It’s taken a few tries though, to find out which armies are going to win that battle, and bring peace once again!

I used these medicine armies to battle something I could only feel in the flesh, but I could not see. The pain I experienced a warning to something that needed attending to, needed help in the fight to become healthy again.

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Our pain experiences in life are so often derived from our challenges, felt not in the flesh, but emotionally in our mind and in our heart too. We might find ourselves wrestling with forces that ask us to compromise our integrity, our values, our morals for the sake of a corporation’s definition of success, or for the sake of wanting to belong, or for the sake to avoid conflict with that relationship we feel we could not live without.

God’s word says:

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Ephesians 6:12

We may fear feeling the pain of being alone, rejected, judged, so carefully navigate away from possible battles by hiding in timidity, or not using our gifts for God’s glory.

Thankfully, in God’s goodness He gives us the medicine we need, fights for us to become restored through Him, provides the remedies to withstand the attacks that can snare us.

Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trust in the Lord will be kept safe. Proverbs 29:25

Instead of fearing man, relying on man to build-us up, we can be free by trusting in God promises to renew us, strengthen us, and carry us, always.

But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:31

We can rely on His promises that He will fight for us.

“This is what the Lord says to you: ‘Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God’s.” 2 Chronicles 20:15

 Do not fear them, for the Lord your God is the one fighting for you.” Deuteronomy 3:22

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And God, in His goodness, has provided His power within us!

“Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.” Ephesians 3:20

“For you were buried with Christ when you were baptized. And with him you were raised to new life because you trusted the mighty power of God, who raised Christ from the dead.” Colossians 2: 12 

Whatever battle you may find yourself in today, my friend, may you place your hope in the One who can fill you with the joy and peace His goodness wants for you.

“I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13

20 thoughts on “Army of Trust

  1. Amen to that ,we have such a loving God and his Grace and mercies’ are a freshly renewed each morning and thru out the day
    Thank You Jesus

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  2. I’m sorry you’re battling those bugs, Lynn. I do love how you describe it. 🙂 Keep sending in those armies! This reminds me of the Mucinex commercial. Those green monsters are shoved out. 🙂 Thank you for all the encouraging verses and reflections. It gives such hope to know that God’s mighty power in us can shove out all the enemies. Love and hugs to you!

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  3. OH man Lynn, you packed this post with such powerful scriptures! I was so blessed reading this and soaking in God’s Truth. Thank you! And I hope you are feeling better, sweet sister. You have had a go of all kinds of battles, haven’t you? I’m so glad you are nourishing yourself with God’s promises and filling yourself with His hope.

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    1. There are a lot of scriptures here, and if I could slow down my thoughts, I could have 5 blog posts, diving deeper into the themes! God writes these post full of His words lately! 🙂 May you also be resting in His promises, Chris and His hope, and I know you have persevered through many battles yourself! You are an inspiration!

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  4. There has been so many viruses and flus this winter. I am glad to hear you are feeling better. The best part of this post is how you remind us through many different Scriptures that God is always fighting for us. He is the God of angel armies and He will always provide the strength we need. Sending love and hugs!

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  5. Lynn, what a great analogy for what so many people are battling this winter! I so appreciate the Scriptures you shared to help us keep our thoughts where they need to be: On God. Not on circumstances, our fear, our failings, or anything else. I’m so glad our Father goes before us into life’s battles.

    Great post, friend.

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  6. Great words here, Lynn! They especially resonate today when I have been dealing with aggravating sinus stuff that may be just that, allergies, or a virus. Much of the morning I spent sipping on elderberry tea with a drop of Thieves Oil in my cup to boost immunity as one example of what I have called upon. We had a storm that brought strong gusting winds and a temp drop of 30 degrees and left me with whatever this is. I am grateful to say it has been a long time since I have had anything like this….the evidence is that any OTC drugs in our medicine cabinet are out of date!! Hope you are feeling better. Your words on trust are so applicable for so many reasons!! Thank you!

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  7. Lynn: When you posted this, I was ill. I found it through Susan’s link. I can identify with the Romans 15:13 scripture. The Holy Spirit is always there for us, even when we go through difficult times. Peace and Blessings to you

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