“I used to live like I was under attack, dodging arrows from my past. I had no hope for tomorrow. Felt so much pressure, yes, I thought I would crack. But now, there’s no looking back. I’m moving forward ‘cuz I know I got my armor now; no fear, no doubt gonna shoot me down. Now I’m bulletproof because of You…Your love made a way; now I’m not afraid.”
Have you ever felt like you were living life dodging arrows or bullets of fear and doubt? When we get stuck in this position, we can feel hope slipping away. It makes it easy to relate to the singer of this song who says he felt so much pressure that he thought he would crack. But there is an answer. There is hope! When we say yes to Jesus we can have hope for our tomorrows because we know he is in control. He has forgiven our past, present and future. We don’t have to look back, we can look forward with hope. The Bible tells us how to be prepared for future attacks—there is a heavenly armor we need to put on, and this armor will help to make us bulletproof.
Ephesians 6: 10-18 “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 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. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all of this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.”
Questions: Have you been feeling the arrows and bullets of doubt and fear recently? What is the most important piece of the armor of God to you?
Prayer Power: Dear Lord, help me to be faithful to keep my armor on, trusting in You. Thank you for your love and protection. Help me to be strong in Your mighty power. Help me to be a faithful prayer warrior for others. Amen.