Wounded Soldier (Day 2 from Letters to a Friend)

 


I was listening to, WOUNDED SOLDIER, he was singing to those who had been wounded by the very ones they were defending.  The first part goes like this: “Wounded soldier on the ground, broken, bleeding, beaten down, feeling defeated, and feeling not needed, alone, abandoned on the battleground!”  Been there?  I know I have.  But you must remember, that while you are interceding for others, God has His Aaron’s and Hur’s to hold up your hands as He did for Moses giving them the victory over the Amalekites. The Israelites won their battle, not only that day but all the battles God commanded them to fight.  And you too will win, the Word says: “. . . the Lord your God is He who fights for you, as He promised you.  Therefore take careful heed to yourselves, that you love the Lord your God.”   What a comfort it is to KNOW that He is fighting for you.  That not only has He given you weapons for your warfare that are not of this world but of the spirit that can pull down every stronghold, but that He has also given you spiritual armor. He assured you in His Word that He would go before you and be your rear guard to assuring your victory.

There is another battle we all must face; the battle of life, and again God has assured us victory for He sent His beloved Son.  Jesus’ words were “. . . I have come that they may have life and that they may have it more abundantly.”   As Christians, we do not have to fall on the battleground of life, for that victory was assured when we accepted Jesus into our hearts.  The night that Jesus knew he was going to be betrayed He said a prayer for you and me and the key to abundant life in Christ was given us: “. . . That they may have my joy fulfilled in themselves.”  Do you see it my friend?  It is the joy of the Lord that shall be your strength in every battle.  When this reality hit me I KNEW that never again would I experience defeat.  Yes, there are times in the battle of life that I grow weary, and yes, sometimes wounded, but never defeated!  When I am at my lowest all I have to do is look up into the eyes of the One who gave His life for me, and the joy I feel in my heart causes me to raise up fix my armor and gather my weapons and enter the battle again. I can’t deny that when I’m in a battle for my family it gets very difficult and there been times it became necessary to step back or even step away in order to refocus. It is during this time that I am always reminded that Jesus said: “In the world, you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”  This same Jesus is living within us, so take peace in your circumstances.  If I can, so can you.    

    Psalm 91:1 says: “He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.”  Have you ever wondered where that secret place is?   I must admit I have.  And this same song gave me a picture of such a place I will always cherish, the words go like this: “Let me hold you!  I can be right where you are!  Let me hold you in the shelter of my heart!  When you’re weary from the battle and all hope just seems so far, just remember I am with you faithfully guarding your heart!”  There it was the secret place was in the shelter of His heart.  The Word came flooding into my mind that nothing can separate us from the love of God.  You may be wounded but you are not defeated!  My dear friend, run to the secret place and take shelter in His heart that is where you will find the strength to stand and continue to intercede for those He has laid upon your heart.  It is only in Him.  When we forget and put our focus in the natural, we put a face to the enemy, and many times the face is that of a loved one.  If we do this we can open the door to forgiveness, bitterness, and resentment; that is when we become defeated.   It is so hard to remain in the battle when the ones you are fighting for seem to be fighting against you, but if you do you will snatch them from the depths of hell itself.  Don’t give up . . . don’t ever give up, for He is faithful to His promise’s.  Before I close I want to pray with you," Precious heavenly Father, I lift this beloved soldier before you. Hold her in the shadow of your heart that she may be strengthened to remain in the battle.  Fill her with the joy of Your beloved Son, Jesus. It is in His name that I pray."

 

 

 Your Sister in Christ

 

 

 

 

Scriptures are taken from:

New King James Matthew 24:6-7; Ephesians 6:12; Joshua 23:10-11; John 10:10, 17:13, and 16:33


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