Thought Conditioner #13

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?

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6 responses to “Thought Conditioner #13

  1. I rely on the strength of Infinite Love and love in all of it’s forms. By myself, I would not be brave enough to face the battle of each day. God’s love is bigger than anything that life will throw at me! Happy Sunday, Ana 😀

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  3. Hello Ana, your name reminds us wife of Al-Imran mother of Mary . Al-Imran and Ana goes back to Ibrahim, Moses was was also Imran, We don,t know about Christianity but I know where Isa is. Keep up it always nice to read you… American Minorities

    • Ana is also a derivative of the biblical Hannah. Mine came from the Germanic (Swedish) Ana, from my great-grandmother. I like the meaning of the name: grace, favor

      thanks for your info, I didn’t know that

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