" For the Lord your God is the one who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies to give you victory.” -Deuteronomy 20:4
I recently heard someone from the Navy Seals share about part of their training. One night they have to spend swimming out in the ocean and yes there are sharks out there. The instructors tell them that if they encounter a shark not to panic and move all around or try to swim away fast. They needed to be still and stand their ground. If by chance a shark keeps advancing with, they need to, with all their power, make a fist and punch the shark square in the nose. The startled shark will swim away.
In life we will encounter many sharks as the devil seeks to defeat us. There will be big sharks and little sharks that we will face. But, like the Navy Seals, we don't have to run away in fear or become overcome and "eaten", we need to stand our ground and stay firm to what the Lord has promised. We can, like the Seals, sucker punch those sharks with the Lord's mighty hand. The Lord says He will fight for you so have no fear, because He will. Your life is more precious to Him than anything the devil can hurt you with. Be strong, face those "sharks" and come out victorious over sin because you have the Lord on your side.