16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.

The King James starts this verse with “Above all”. Our shield of faith is perhaps the most important part of our armor. It is faith the overcomes. It is faith that gives us the victory. “For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.” 1John 5:4.

The enemy constantly sends his missiles of doubt in your direction. He tries to get us to doubt God’s Word, God’s goodness, and God’s faithfulness. He tries to get us to doubt our salvation,  our inheritance, and our purpose. What darts of doubt has he sent in your direction lately?

When the attack comes, don’t lose your faith. Above all, keep hold of your faith. “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. … Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens.” Heb 11:1, 33-34.

We serve the all powerful, all knowing, ever present God. Your faith in Him is not misplaced. Nothing is impossible with God!

1 Response

  1. BigBuck

    It makes sense totally especially how it took faith for Peter to come out of the boat, but then the trials , storms of life caused doubt to creep in . For the people living in the kingdom it’s a shocker to See someone in doubt. The truth is all around them. His name is JESUS!! I just need more Jesus everyday. The more truth I get in the less doubt will come out. Praise God!

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