Devotional #6 - 3/25/2020
From Jenna Sherard
"What's that word that means people are worried all the time? Is it anxious-ability?" My daughter Celia asked me after supper last week. I explained that it was actually called anxiety, but I would be referring to it as "anxious-ability" forevermore.
How is your anxious-ability right now? We are praying for you. It's not just a vague gesture we're offering. These are the exact words I'm praying: "Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm." (Ephesians 6:13)
We want you to stand firm when you're waking up each day facing your computer screen to show up to class. We want you to "withstand" as a believer in Christ as you serve your family or roommates while you're quarantined. How you respond here matters more than it ever did, and in light of that you will be facing the enemy now more than ever. But great news: You are not left alone to figure it out!! Here's your game plan for the next six weeks: "Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. In all circumstances (Covid-19, mass cancellations, unsure future plans) take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication." (Ephesians 6:14-18a)
May our "anxious-ability" bow down to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. And in the process may we take hold of the full armor of God. He is enough today.