Updated: Jul 2
You are my Great Warrior. You stand beside me in my battles. You go before me, marching ahead with all Your mighty power. You come behind me, hemming me in with Your protective presence. How thankful I am. You are my God and I will praise You even in the storms of life.
Lord, when he pushes and pushes, he never lets up trying to destroy my life. Sometimes it seems as if he will succeed. But Lord, I will not forsake Your precepts. I refuse to abandon Your Word, Your ways, You. I will not relax my grip on Your counsel. I refuse to yield to his advancement.
Strong Spirit Helper, empower me to stand firm in the face of the battle. Dress me once again in Your armor so I am able to stand firm against all his clever strategies. His lie of comparison that says "her life is better than mine." The fabrication social media produces and he manipulates; FOMO that says, "They didn't invite you. You aren't liked enough. You aren't popular enough." Enable me to fight the inaccuracy of his arrow lies that say, "Look at their family. See how their kids are living. They are better parents than you. You left gaps, you made mistakes."
Father, his darts of deceit are flying at me from every angle. His fire tipped arrow lies are finding their way straight to my heart and mind. Spirit Reminder, shore up my armor, wield together the holes in my helmet that are allowing his lies in. Fill them with the gold of Your Word. When I am being bombarded with thoughts of comparison open my ears to hear You saying, "I knew you before I formed you in your mother's womb. Before you were born I set you apart...I have called you by name, you are Mine." (Jeremiah 1:5; Isaiah 43:1b)
Pour in the gold of Your Word that says, "Long ago the Lord said to Israel: 'I have loved you; My people, with an everlasting love, with unfailing love I have drawn you to Myself." (Jeremiah 31:3) As his lies begin chinking away at my armor, filling my mind with thoughts of unworthiness, of not being good enough, remind me that I am Your child, lavishly loved by You, therefore I am worthy, I am enough.
When those fiery arrows of doubt are aimed straight at my heart, cover me with Your body armor of righteousness and strengthen me to hold up my shield of faith. Remind me of Your promises concerning my children and invigorate me to stand firm in Your truth, knowing You always keep Your promises. Bring to my mind the fact that Your time is different than our time and at just the right time You will do what You have said.
Father God, at the very moment I feel defeated, as if Satan is almost winning the battle; send in the reinforcement of Your loving presence; let the fire of Your presence hover over me and consume his arrow lies with Your mighty Truth. When it seems Satan has almost finished me off, step in and fight. Step in, remind him that You already won this war and he has no ground here. Step in and remind me that I am indeed more than a conqueror through Jesus Christ my Lord. And Father God, I will give you all praise, all honor, all glory. because You are Almighty God who turns Satan's almost win into Your already won.
In Jesus' name,