Above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. Ephesians 6:16
A shield is for defense, for protection.
It is mobile. Big enough to hide behind.
It also bears the marks and scars of previous battles.
It is like everyone else’s,
But yet deeply personal.
No matter how brave,
How strong or
Only a fool would face the enemy
Without a shield.
So when those fiery darts come…
And they will come
In the coming week, the coming day, the coming moment.
Doubt, despair, desire and more
Don’t be foolish enough to think that
Positive thinking, hard work, good character will be enough.
You must have the shield of faith.
Faith in God who loves you,
Who keeps His promises
Who will never leave you nor forsake you
Faith in a God who sees, who knows,
Who hears and who acts on your behalf.
Faith in a God who empowers, who strengthens
Who refreshes and revives you.
In all circumstances, in every situation, make sure you have your shield.