By Elaine Tavolacci
The Lord says, although the battle's have been fierce and everything in your life seems to be destroyed and lost forever, you shall not be defeated. As you encourage yourself in Me just as King David did, you will gain spiritual momentum once again. Set your mind on things above and resist all discouragement. Stay strong and trust Me in the battle. Even when the enemy comes in with an ambush, the armor that I have provided for you will be sufficient to be victorious in every battle. Stand immovable knowing that I have given you the ability and the authority to overcome every assault that is raised up against you. Do not deviate from the truth and don't ever retreat. No matter how things appear in the natural, stand on the promises that I have given to you. Don't deviate from My plans. Don't lose sight of My word. Listen for My voice in the midst of the storm.
Rise Up in Faith
The assignments sent from the enemy are meant to divert your attention off your purpose, but as you pursue the dream, the calling and the vision that I have placed in your heart, your perseverance will catapult you ahead into what you have been called to do. These misfortunes that were sent to destroy you will strengthen you as you endure hardness as a good soldier without wavering. Do not allow the enemy to intimidate you and don't be moved by his ineffectual strategies. Rise up as men and women of faith and take the position of the warrior that I have created you to be. Do not allow fear or bitterness to take root and refuse to be moved by the things that you hear and see in the natural. As you trust in Me, I will make the crooked paths straight. I will not fail you or lead you astray but as you strengthen yourself in Me, you shall surely pursue, overtake and without fail recover all, says the Lord.
1 Samuel 30:6
Now David was greatly distressed, for the people spoke of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and his daughters. But David strengthened himself in the Lord his God.
1 Samuel 30:8-10
So David inquired of the Lord, saying, "Shall I pursue this troop? Shall I overtake them?" And He answered him, "Pursue, for you shall surely overtake them and without fail recover all." So David went, he and the six hundred men who were with him, and came to the Brook Besor, where those stayed who were left behind. But David pursued, he and four hundred men; for two hundred stayed behind, who were so weary that they could not cross the Brook Besor.
1 Samuel 30:18-20
David recovered all that the Amalekites had carried away, and David rescued his two wives. And nothing of theirs was lacking either small or great, sons or daughters, spoils or anything which they had taken from them; David recovered all. Then David took all the flocks and herds they had driven before those other livestock, and said, "This is David's spoil."