“I will extol thee, O Lord; for thou hast lifted me up, and hast not made my foes to rejoice over me.” (Psalms 30: 1)
How do we gain a victory over our foes? What can we do to win the day against those individuals and circumstances that seem to batter us down, get us upset, angry, and rob us of our peace?
We don’t battle this enemy, by whatever name—sickness, discordant relationships, mental unrest, lack—by ourselves. We can’t really triumph and gain a true sense of calm and freedom, by staying at the level of this foe. Taking up our righteous cause within the framework of material sense and its limiting, conflicting, perplexing lies and accusations, only keeps us flailing in the darkness.
But, God lifts us up into the light. It is by yielding our thoughts and our worries and our fears to a higher power—to the Spirit that sees all and sees only good—that we gain true clarity and a winning attitude through this winning altitude! God’s view is not down in the dirt. It is up above the fray, serene in the fact of His own law and His own Love.
When we give up our attachment to the heavy weight of human will and let God raise us up to this higher vantage point, we easily escape our enemies. We gain insight and wisdom to move forward in freedom, without fear, and with confidence, grace, and gratitude!
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As Lawrence Welk would say… Wonderful, Wonderful, Wonderful!!!!! This so reminds me of Don Quixote, Tilting at Windmills. That is described as confrontations where adversaries are incorrectly perceived, or courses of action that are based on misinterpreted. Or, in Quixote’s case, r misapplied heroic, romantic, or idealistic justifications. It may also connote an importune, unfounded, and vain effort against adversaries real or imagined.
Isn’t that what we often try to do. We fight enemies that are our own creation!! Thanks for exposing the Quixote in me!!!!!
Thanks so much for these insightful comments! 🙂