Under Attack

By Hayley DiMarco

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Your worry makes you the center of everything. When you say “I just feel like I’m under attack,” or “everything in life is against me,” because hard things are happening, you subconsciously take your eyes off of God and put them onto yourself. For the believer, life is never an attack, you are never a victim. No, all of the impressions of difficulty and attack are simply pressure under the mighty hand of the potter who is molding you into a vessel fit for his service. To see yourself in the devil’s hands or any other’s rather than the potter’s is to reject God’s very word (see Isaiah 64:8, ESV).

The next time you are tempted to worry, complain, or bemoan the tragedy that is your life remember who you belong to. As a child of the King, nothing ever happens to you that He hasn’t allowed for your good. Not the interruption, the delay, or the attack; it all serves His purposes. If you cannot see Him as involved in your life, as sovereign and as perfect, then your life will be one dilemma after another. If God steps back and lets life happen to you, if he carelessly allows Satan to attack or someone to harm you, then worry is a necessity. But if you believe in the God of the Bible then you must know that is never the case. After all, “Who has spoken and it came to pass, unless the Lord has commanded it? Is it not from the mouth of the Most High that good and bad come?” (Lamentations 3:37–38, ESV) See your circumstances through the filter of God’s love and you will have no need to worry again.

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