You have a nice bank account, you say? Got money in stocks, bonds, or rental properties? Maybe you have a great job with good benefits, excellent health insurance, a boat, four-wheeler, jet ski, and so on.
Perhaps you lost your job, and the company downsized. Maybe your health is failing, and you just learned you have a life-threatening illness or disease. Life can be difficult. What are we to do in our midnight hour? How do I fight these feelings of depression, fear, and anxiety?
Quit focusing on the negative — God is still in control.
“Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ...” (II Corinthians 10:5)
Paul and Silas were in their midnight hour, wrongfully beaten, and thrown into prison. What did they do? God, I’ve been faithful, given my tithes, and preached your Word, and this is what I get? No! They prayed and sang praises. It doesn’t say what they prayed for, but I think they prayed for those who had committed crimes. The earth shook, ALL the bands were loosed, and the doors opened. Do you think we could stand to pray and sing praises?
Let’s not forget Jehoshaphat in II Chronicles 20:20-22, and how the Israelites sang and praised the beauty of holiness, and how God set up an ambush against the enemy.
When Jesus was in the wilderness, He didn’t use His miracle-working power to fight the enemy. The Word of God was His weapon, the sword of the Spirit.
Let’s fight with the Word; speak to your mountain.
“Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.” (Isaiah 43:19)
“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.” (Isaiah 41:10)
“When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.” (Isaiah 43:2)
Use the armor of God as described in Ephesians 6:10-18.
Choose your weapon and fight