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Stand in the Evil Day (5 of 5)
Psalm 18:2, Psalm 63:5
One of the promises to those who put on the armor of God is that they will stand in the evil day. Have you ever observed someone's life fall apart when an unforeseen event caught them off guard? The loss of a loved one, loss of a job, loss of property, broken relationships and many other circumstances in life cause many to spiral out of control. Everyone feels the pain when these things happen, but one clings to the unmovable foundation and the other tries to grasp things that cannot be secured and fall is eminent. Where your confidence lies is where your foundation is built. Look at these two wonderful passages:
Psalm 18:2 The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.
Psalm 62:5 My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him. 6 He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defense; I shall not be moved. 7 In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God. 8 Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us.
Is the Lord the source of your expectation? Is He your trust, defense and protection? Is your life founded upon the Rock? Jesus Christ is that Rock and the life founded upon Him will not move, but will withstand in the evil day. Life often brings pain, but those who are built on the rock will not fall. The evil day will come. Everyone's life has pain, suffering, trials, hardship, joy, prosperity, happiness and all the emotions of the human experience. No one wants pain, but we live in a fallen world and there is no promise of ease and comfort. The promise of a pain free life where there is no more sorrow or tears is in our eternal home, but not here on earth. Otherwise there would be no need for armor.
We must prepare for the evil day at this time – not after it comes u ...
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