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A Declaration of Faith

Psalm 18:1-2

I love You, LORD, my strength. The LORD is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer, my God, my mountain where I seek refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.

David stated his faith with perfect clarity. He saw God as the source of his strength and as his deliverer from the enemy. David was a man who faced countless enemies and encountered many battles with depression. When waves of fear and doubt threatened him, he boldly proclaimed his stand. God was his strength, his rock, his fortress, his deliverer, his God, his mountain, his refuge, his shield, the horn of his salvation, and his stronghold. What could man do to him?

No one in Scripture praised like David did. We find his songs recorded throughout the Psalms, and they often reflect a repentant, faithful, and steadfast heart. When waves of doubt and fear overwhelm us, we need to take the same stance as David and begin to proclaim with certainty that God is for us. When we begin to boldly declare our love for God and our belief that He is our strength, our fortress, and our deliverer, we are strengthened in our inner being. From that flows a river of peace in knowing the greatness of our God in the midst of our own weakness.

The Devil will try to convince you that because you’ve failed, God is judging you, and His favor is against you. He will try to make you think you have disqualified yourself from God’s promises. If our salvation, blessings, or God’s promises were dependent upon our own merit, none of us would make it! God draws us to Himself through the Holy Spirit knowing full well our faults and our weaknesses. He gives us His grace to overcome them. When we live in denial that anything is wrong, we are under judgment. When we confess our sins and turn to Him, grace is ours. If you have turned to Him, He is your strength, your rock, your fortress, your God, your mountain, your refuge, your shield, the horn of your salvation, and your stronghold. He is your everything! Believe it. Declare it. Walk in it.

David did not live without battles, and neither will we. David did triumph over his enemies, and so will we because God is our strength. In Him, we are mighty warriors. So, Warrior Princess, fight your battle over doubt, depression, fear, and anxiety today with the bold proclamation of God’s greatness, and be victorious. You were not chosen by God to be a fragile damsel in distress for someone to rescue you. Anyone who rescues you would become a god to you. You were chosen to fight, so take up your sword and declare your faith!

Have a blessed day!

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