When we experience spiritual warfare, I propose that we don’t take on this battle alone. Rather, if it feels like we’re circling the drain, escape to the stronghold. This way of escape presents itself in our everyday walk with God the Father, Jesus Christ our Lord and the promised Holy Spirit. When we are in communion with God, our ability to discern rests on our willingness to ask for help. The answer may be truth telling, righteous living, a way of faith or risk to take for Him. It may present as hopeful encouragement, prayer or avoidance of the danger (see Dr. Gil Stieglitz, weapons of righteousness coaching at ptlb.com). Though an army is encamping against us we will not fear. God, the ‘three in one’ trinity, will lead us through the battle, unscathed. -Teresa

 Psalm 26:1-3 (ESV)

27 “The Lord is my light and my salvation;

    whom shall I fear?

The Lord is the stronghold[a] of my life;

    of whom shall I be afraid?

2 When evildoers assail me

    to eat up my flesh,

my adversaries and foes,

    it is they who stumble and fall.

3 Though an army encamp against me,

    my heart shall not fear;

though war arise against me,

    yet[b] I will be confident.”

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