This week the topic for the Five Minute Friday link-up post is Protect. What is a link-up? Essentially a link-up is when you join other bloggers and write on a similar topic. You share your blog posts with one another and begin conversations via a host site. You can head over to Kate Motaung’s page to check out other entries from inspired bloggers. Here’s my five minutes of uninterrupted, unedited writing on this week’s topic:
2 Thessalonians 3:3– But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one.
Struggle is all around us. Whether we choose to see the glass half full or half empty the enemy is still present in every corner of our lives devising ways to cause us to stumble in our faith. Sometimes its through relationships and other times he draws us by the appeals of worldly things. None of us is exempt from struggle. And the more we declare our faith the harder he will fight to bring us down. That is spiritual warfare.
Today I’m thankful for the protection that the Lord provides for each of us.
He gives us strength when the temptations are too much. When the weight of the world is on our shoulders he’s there to come beside us and lighten the load.
When we are too weak to fight he is our soldier.
If we feel like throwing in the towel He picks us up and brings the victory.
Struggles prove God’s strength. They highlight his goodness through our weaknesses. With God on our side we will have the strength to endure whatever struggles are thrown our way.
As we face struggle all we need to do is let God take over the battle. If we can learn to stop trying to fight on our own then we will see the battle won.
The Ameri Brit Mom