“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” Ephesians 6:12
Josie’s mind wouldn’t stop; at the oddest times she would have an onslaught of anxious thoughts. Did anyone else have these thoughts? She was too afraid to ask.
What Josie doesn’t know is her mind is a battlefield; a spiritual war zone. The enemy of her heart pulls out every weapon to try and cause her to breakdown and run away from her love. Satan hates the relationship we have with Jesus because he hates Jesus.
Jesus has promised us nothing can separate us from the love of God. (Romans 8:38 – 39)
So what’s a girl to do when anxious thoughts continually rack up in her mind? Run to the Word of God. Only one weapon can fight a battle of this intensity: God’s word. In today’s verse we’re told this battle is not against flesh and blood; it’s not you! It is against spiritual forces of evil and the only thing they listen to is someone more powerful than them: Jesus.
You need to know God’s word to use this weapon. Do you struggle with anxious thoughts? Here is God’s word for you: “You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you!” Isaiah 26:3. Write it down in your planner. Send a text to yourself. Perfect peace is our’s, as we trust him. Fix your thoughts not on you, not on others, but on Jesus!
Jesus, when I become anxious, I will speak your word to my heart. Amen