Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm. Ephesians 6:13, NLT
This is one of the greatest of all techniques of mental health. It teaches that when we have done all that we can do about a given matter, we are not to get worried or in a panic or be filled with anxiety, but take a calm philosophical attitude concerning it.
When you have done all that you can do, don’t try to do any more, just “stand.” Relax, stop, be quiet, don’t fuss about it; you have done everything possible; leave the results to God.
~ ~ Norman Vincent Peale
We need God’s protection for so much but especially against the enemy. God’s armor is intended for that protection. There is peace in God’s protection because unlike man’s armor, God’s is perfect and impenetrable. The only kink in his armor is within ourselves, through our own free will.
When we’ve run our course, we must stand firm in peace, knowing God will come through. Too often when we run our own course we only seek our own knowledge or the knowledge of others rather than God’s wisdom.
Reflect: How do you hold up under attack? Do you rely on your own strength or by resting in Jesus?