During all the misery that is happening these days, with evil forces trying to tear us apart, start civil unrest, and still impacted by the pandemic COVID-19, we have to fight these dark forces together.
Why, my soul, are you downcast?
Why so disturbed within me?
Put your hope in God,
for I will yet praise him,
my Savior and my God. (Psalm 42:5 NIV)
We are surrounded by hatred, destruction and the devil is trying to divide us. This is a “battle”. Not a battle of blood and gore, but faith. we must have faith in each other and that we will find a peaceful solution to the current tensions.
There is no doubt that what happened to Mr. Floyd was unjust, and the officers were rightfully charged. Now is the time for dialogue and to find a solution to battles.
Violence, looting, anarchy, and destruction are the tools of the devil. Please do not succumb to his demands.
Ellysa Smith wrote the song ‘Surrounded” which also goes by the name “This is how I fight my battles”. It is based on the story at Mount Zion, where we once stood alone, we thought and were granted the sight to see we were not alone.
Therefore he sent horses and chariots and a great army there, and they came by night and surrounded the city. And when the servant of the man of God arose early and went out, there was an army, surrounding the city with horses and chariots. And his servant said to him, “Alas, my master! What shall we do?”
So he answered, “Do not fear, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” And Elisha prayed, and said, “Lord, I pray, open his eyes that he may see.” Then the Lord opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw. And behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha. (2 Kings 6:14-17)
We might be surrounded, but we have an army of horses and chariots, as far as the eyes can see, to stand with us. We are stronger together than apart.
Stand up, fight the dark forces, and let’s move forward together.
This week, I’m sharing two versions of the same song. One by Michael W Smith, which is a very calm and emotional performance. The other by Josh Baldwin, bringing a little more energy to the song.
I couldn’t choose between these, so I’m sharing both. Enjoy!
Michael W Smith
Look up, have faith, beloved. Because whether we see, or don’t see, we walk by faith, not by sight (2 Cor.5:7). You are never alone! You can trust the One who holds you in the palm of His hand.