War is ugly. Battle is not beautiful and can be highly traumatic for the soldier. And yet, it is necessary. You have nothing with living for unless you have something worth dying for. In this imperfect world, we have to fight to defend what matters.
As believers, we fight a battle every waking moment. We have chosen to follow Jesus and he leads us to war against the evil one who imprisons the masses, who steals, kills, and destroys.
In the midst of this battle for the souls of mankind, we are blessed, and we blessed the name of the Lord because of it. The Psalmist writes “Blessed be the Lord , my rock, who trains my hands for war, and my fingers for battle” (Psalms 144:1 ESV).
The battles we face will not be enjoyable, but our God trains our hands for war. There is nothing you will face that He will not equip you and assist you to overcome.
Our great God and Savior trains our hands for war, leads us into battle, and conquers the enemy. Life will always be a struggle, but through Christ we will have the victory.