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.
Being a person of faith doesn’t exempt us from difficulty. The apostle Paul says you are going to have evil days when you must have on the full armor of God. You’re going to have things in life that can knock the wind out of you, take your joy, and cause you to want to give up on your dreams. Paul says to just stand in the face of the opposition, stand when every voice says it’s not going to work out, stand when the medical report is not changing, stand when your finances aren’t improving, stand when your child is not making good decisions. To stand means you’re not moved by what’s not changing. You’re not complaining because it’s taking so long. You’re not bitter because you had the setback. You’re not frustrated because your plans didn’t work out. You stand believing, stand trusting, stand hoping, stand expecting. If you stand immovable, unshakable, then you will be unstoppable. Those evil days will not keep you from your destiny; they will launch you into your destiny.
Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You that You have provided me with Your armor to be able to withstand the evil days. Thank You that You only ask me to take my stand, trusting in You through it all. I believe that You have me in the palms of Your hands and You will get me through. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”