The earth is hot with controversy and mayhem, but not for us. We are insulated. If you are feeling the heat, pull the covering over yourself, don’t stay in it. Relinquish all control to Jesus.
When my dogs see squirrels, they go wild! This morning, I let them out to chase them, but they couldn’t catch them because they were too fast. The squirrels were afraid of their sound, and they ran up the tree when I opened the door. The squirrels would have ignored them if I hadn’t gotten involved by opening the door, and I wouldn’t have gotten involved if the dogs hadn’t begun barking and making so much noise.
When we think about fighting a spiritual battle, we think about dressing in armor and wielding a sword, but those are just metaphors. Our battles are fought by releasing all control to God and adhering to biblical truth. There is no physicality involved. God makes it easy for us; we fight by engaging in prayer, praise, worship, and submitting to him. The enemy knows this is true, but he will make you think you must enter conflict physically. Our power is in the spiritual realm. Stay engaged with the Father; he will fight for us; we need only to be still.
Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe, for our God is a consuming fire. Hebrews 12:28-29