I just finished watching the end of The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, and there was a scene that really resonated with me.
Scene: The Telmarines are fleeing to the river to try to regroup and attack the Narnians again. They approach a bridge and standing on the bridge is Lucy. She bravely stands there and pulls out her dagger, prepared to fight the nearing army. One girl with a dagger versus an entire army. How was she so brave? Because she knew that Aslan was right behind her. With Aslan’s support, she knew she didn’t need to be afraid and she knew that she would win the battle.
In life we are faced with many challenges and need to face many fears. How can we stand like brave Lucy – seemingly alone yet with unflinching bravery and certainty of victory over that which we face? The answer is to remember that Christ has our backs. If we keep Him in our hearts and maintain our faith and knowledge that whenever we call for His help, He will answer, we are GUARANTEED victory over all things. That’s right, 100%, no money down, guarantee.
So the next time you face a problem, a pain, or a worry in your life, remember that if you ask for the Lord’s help, you are assured victory over that which you are trying to overcome. Is your emotion getting the best of you? Cast out the emotions and take faith and courage in the fact that Christ’s army is behind you and no matter what you are facing, you WILL overcome with faith in Christ.
Sometimes we may forget that simple thing. We may try, try, try on our own power and our own will to face or overcome fears. All of that trying could lead to discouragement – but that’s because we’re forgetting the thing that we, as Christians, have as our power. The name of Jesus. When we call upon the name of Jesus, and His power, then we have an invincible army of Christ behind us, and we need not be afraid, and we are assured victory.
I pray that we all enter this week with the remembrance that Christ is with us at all times, and if ever we feel in need, and in times when we are in need (and maybe don’t realize it) that He comes to our minds so we can take comfort in knowing that Christ has our backs and we need not be afraid.
Peace & Blessings,