There are days when you need a reminder of how awesome God is and how FOR you He is. That He is victorious and mighty.
There is no spiritually neutral group in the world. No spiritually neutral atmospheres. We face a battle for our hearts, minds, behaviours. We are pressed against on every side as Paul would say. But God is with us and for us. He is our shield. Our champion.
Psalm 18 has been my go to passage in the Bible to remind me of these things.
The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my savior;
my God is my rock, in whom I find protection.
He is my shield, the power that saves me,
and my place of safety. Psalm 18:2
You light a lamp for me.
The Lord, my God, lights up my darkness.
29 In your strength I can crush an army;
with my God I can scale any wall.
30 God’s way is perfect.
All the Lord’s promises prove true.
He is a shield for all who look to him for protection.
31 For who is God except the Lord?
Who but our God is a solid rock?
32 God arms me with strength,
and he makes my way perfect.
33 He makes me as surefooted as a deer,
enabling me to stand on mountain heights.
34 He trains my hands for battle;
he strengthens my arm to draw a bronze bow. Psalm 18:28-34
The Lord is our champion. Undefeated.