16 May 2018

Facing Our Foes

by Nina Collins

Start by reading…1 Samuel 18:5 - 19:24John 8:31-59Psalm 112:1-10Proverbs 15:12-14

Psalm 112:7-8 (NLT) says:

“They do not fear bad news; they confidently trust the Lord to care for them. They are confident and fearless and can face their foes triumphantly.”

These verses speak an empowering truth into our hearts as we each walk out a kingdom-focused life.

We’re not called to look at how deep the waters of our circumstances are; Jesus calls us to rise above the waters of adversity and walk towards Him in faith. We can’t walk this out in our own strength, but only by keeping our eyes fixed upon our Beloved and setting our faces toward Him like flint (see Isaiah 50:7).

We also need to surround ourselves with born-again believers who are willing to be there with an outstretched hand that offers love, wise counsel and encouragement.

There are times when we can do nothing other than stand on the truth of the Word. When the battle is raging, it’s essential to worship Him and declare the Word over ourselves. A simple scripture acts as a lifebuoy in a moment of sinking emotions if we choose to reach for it. Proclaim:

“The joy of the Lord is my strength” (see Nehemiah 8:10)

“This is the day the Lord has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it” (see Psalm 118:24)

Our challenge is to stand firm and declare: “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble” (Psalm 46:1). There is one thing I am sure of in my current battle with cancer: Jesus loves me and is on my side! l will lift up my head and follow His lead because in Him I have the victory!

Pause and reflect: Declare over your circumstances today: “I am confident and fearless, and I face my foes triumphantly.” The victory is ours in Jesus.

Nina Collins
Nina Collins

I have a wonderful 18 year old son Aaron and I live in Nailsworth, Gloucestershire in the Cotswolds. I left 20 years as a head of marketing when God called me to train as a horse trainer and instructor! I was saved in 2002 and in 2014 God called me out of my local church to Victory Church Cwmbran. I completed Victory Academy in 2015/16 and am now training a Victory Breakthrough Prayer Team and we're seeing God move mightily in people's lives. I have a great love for teaching about the reconciliation of the church to our Jewish roots.

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