I grew up being told to defend myself. You probably did too.
And I have to admit it: my instincts used to tell me the exact same. Sometimes they still do. But I know now that the best defence that I can ever get is not my own, or anyone else’s.
It is the wise, timeless and powerful defence from the One who is the master of everything we see (and cannot see).
Relying on God to do the weight lifting takes confidence in his love, trust in his ways and faith in his power to transform us.
We become stronger when we stop defending ourselves and let God defend us instead. While we might fail, he always succeeds and does exactly what needs to be done to deliver us from our oppressors and bring peace to our lives.
Relying on God to defend us is a daily exercise.
But his strength becomes our strength when we let him take over from us. All we have to do is step back and watch his love at play making the impossible possible in every aspect of our lives.