As we journey through our everyday trials and tribulations, we must fight our battles with the word of God. There are so many things that are actively trying to pull us away from the voice of God: the crippling fear and anxiety that the enemy understands and uses to leave us defeated, the comparison and discontentment that plagues our minds, our all-consuming schedules that leave us exhausted and depleted—in those moments, we must stand on what has been written. What did God say? He has given us His word to reinforce what has already been spoken. You were not made to wallow in fear. You were not created to believe that you are not enough. You were not meant to become wrapped in the earthly duties without His intentions and purpose. God has given us authority to combat these narratives with His voice. To understand the voice of God, His word must be recognized. The word says, fear not for I am with you. (Isaiah 41:10). The word says, His grace is sufficient for you and His power is made perfect in weakness. (2 Corinthians 12:9). The word says Jesus came to give life and life more abundantly. (John 10:10). Our reaction to life around us, must be rooted in His wisdom, knowledge and understanding.
Every battle that we are facing, has already been fought in heaven. There is a victory that has already been won for us. All we have to do is agree and declare what has been done. That is faith. “So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” (Romans 10:17). The sequence of this verse helps us to understand that faith comes from what is heard, and what we hear comes through the word. The word is the foundation of cultivation for our faith. We have the ability to speak life into what has already been established by the word of God. We have tangible evidence of what God said. Stand on the convictions that God has spoken about you. His promises will happen—do not fear. Did you know “do not fear and fear not” are the most written and recognized phrases throughout the Bible? Jesus was strategic with His words. His response to the people around Him was echoed by His Father’s voice. We also have the ability to be strategic in our words. Our response to life should align with what has already been constructed and conveyed by God.
Keep standing on your healing from the Lord, even though you are the only one who believes. “And he said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace, and be healed of your disease.”(Mark 5:34). Keep believing for joy, even though you are overcome with sadness and grief. “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” (Matthew 5:4). Keep going, even though you are tired. “The Lord replied, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.” (Exodus 33:14). Keep believing in His plans for your life, even when you do not see them yet. “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29:11) .God has given us revelation about everything that pertains to us. The word is your weapon. When the echoes of the enemy become louder than the voice of Sovereignty, your weapon is the word. When the chaos of life begins to rock your world, your weapon is the word. When the valleys become overwhelming and overpowering, your weapon is the word. Whatever is impressed upon your heart in this season, God has a word and a response for it. God specializes in the unmovable and the unimaginable. Let the confirmation of His word wrap you in your worries. Let His voice permeate throughout the heaviness of your mind. His voice is a constant in your life. We have access to His voice in all matters. Find a verse in this season that speaks directly to your situation. Continue to pray over and stand in agreement with what God said. The door has been created for us to walk through, we only need the key of faith to unlock everything that has already been established for our lives—the word is your weapon. Allow the voice of God to lead you.
“Your word is a lamp to my feet, and a light to my path.” -Psalm 119:105