Published on 19 October 2021
But in that coming day no weapon turned against you will succeed. You will silence every voice raised up to accuse you. These benefits are enjoyed by the servants of the LORD ; their vindication will come from me. I, the LORD, have spoken!
We live in a world that often actively seeks to shut down the calling of God in our lives.
Sadly, we can even experience this in our churches. Jealousy, comparison, gossip and falsehood can be catalysts of much strife in our lives, however, it is very reassuring to know that Jesus experienced all of these things during His time on Earth. People from His home town did not believe Him, Pharisees and Saddusees (so-called ‘spiritual’ leaders) argued against Him and plotted His death, and still others rejected His teachings and lied about Him. Jesus experienced a lot of opposition, but despite this, He rested in the knowledge that His Father was working out a plan that would see Him vindicated and used powerfully to enact a breathtaking victory in the presence of His enemies.
In the end, the ultimate enemy was defeated and the church was birthed. This is why we can press on confidently in our lives despite the accusation or false news that is spread about us. At the end of the day, God will vindicate us, He will stand up and defend us and He will show our enemies that He is working all things together for our good.
Opposition has a way of dampening our spirits, discouraging us and tempting us to give up and abandon the call of God in our lives. Whatever position you find yourself in today, let the assurance that God will vindicate you, settle and take root into your heart. Dust yourself off and keep going. No weapon formed against you will prosper and every voice raised up against you will be silenced. This is your inheritance.
You are my vindicator. I know You will stand up for me. I know You will fight for me because the battle is Yours. Today I ask for Your strength and power to keep going, to keep believing and to dust off the negative words and attitudes towards me. Help me keep my focus on You and the prize. I know the plans You have for me are good and I trust in You.
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