Do you believe in spiritual warfare? I do. I have seen it, how the darkness attacks everyone and everything at once and strives to convince people to give up all hope. Because then it has won. I have experienced it. I have prayed, ad fought, and cried, and pleaded. When I have seen or felt no answer I have clung to hope because of the account in Daniel 10: “Fear not, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart to understand and humbled yourself before your God, your words have been heard, and I have come because of your words. The prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me twenty-one days…” Evil fights God. God is stronger. My prayers matter. There is still hope. I have heard the testimonies of those who have made it through, and these too give me hope. This fight is not impossible. We are not damned.
I am here yet again, friends. The Enemy, the Deceiver is attacking those around me. Maybe because they got too close to me. Maybe because they don’t all know God, and the Dark One wants to ensure they never will. Maybe not. I don’t know. But I know it is strong and attacking hard, and I am not strong enough to hold it back. But I know the one who is. So I pray hard against the darkness. I plead for light. But I also know that in God’s plan one individual isn’t supposed to have to plead alone. I know “Where two are three are gathered…” I know the body of Christ is supposed to support me and come alongside me and fight with and for me. So I’m here. I’m asking for help.
I can’t tell you the details. There are people’s stories–lifetimes of hurt and bitterness that are not mine to share. But I know you can pray and be a powerful support regardless. I also know you are busy. I know you have your own lives and your own struggles. Even still, I am asking. I need your help. A few posts back I quoted someone who had said to me that I can’t save the world. But even further back than that I posted another quote, this one by Rich Mullins, saying that God has no plan B. We, the Church, are His plan for the salvation of the world.
So, all that to say this: Will you pray with me Church? Will you come behind me and support me? Thank you. I appreciate it. I love these people I am praying for so desperately. Your support would mean the world to me.