From The Pastor's Desk

Your Family is in the Fight

Recently, more than ever, I have been confronted with the reality that the family is under attack. My family is under attack!

I know that we would much rather refer to the battle in the third person. Yes, they are in a battle. We would like to think that it’s “some other family.” We sincerely hope that the conflict is raging somewhere far removed from us. What an awful reality to be confronted with the battle at our own doorstep! Yet, it’s true. We are in this thing!

The battle encompasses all that we are. It affects our minds, our emotions, and even our decisions.

The battle is on all fronts. It rages at work. It assaults us at church. It even invades the tranquility of our homes.

This battle is serious. We are in a fight for survival. Many others have already been overcome.

What are we to do? We are weak. It’s a terrible thing to know that you are in a battle for survival that you have no strength to fight. Our families often consist of weary fathers, worried mothers, and wandering children. Sometimes, the only possible outcome seems downward.

Still, I must insist that we FIGHT ON! We must remember our Great Ally! In Psalm 56:9, David declared: this I know; for God is for me. Romans 8:28, that old, familiar truth, reminds us that we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

Do you really think that God is for your demise? We have got to believe that God is for our survival!

Fight on! There is strength from above! He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength-Isa. 40:29.

Concerning our family, we may lack confidence and faith concerning actually winning the battle. The opposition is just too much. We are just too dysfunctional. Victory must be for some other family. Yet, John the Beloved wrote [g]reater is he that is in you. . . .(I John 4:4a).

Fight on! Don’t back down. Don’t lay down. Stay steady! Help is available. Victory is attainable.

In this article, I have used many well-worn verses. My purpose is simple. I would like to cheer you on in this great battle for survival. Determine that your family will not be another casualty of the conflict. FIGHT ON!

Micah Perry

Posted by Pastor Micah Perry on May.10, 2015