“For You have girded me with strength for battle; You have subdued under me those who rose up against me. You have also made my enemies turn their backs to me, and I destroyed those who hated me.” (Psalm 18:39-40)
God is the God of peace, but there is a battle in this age. The peace God gives is for us to rest in Him. One of the tasks of this age is battling against the forces of evil that have been unleashed upon this world. In contrast to the battles of this age, we are to be people of peace who battle spiritually against the present forces of darkness that are in this world. Be subdued by the Lord that He may subdue those who are His enemies.
Lord, You have come to lead as many as would follow You along Your paths of righteousness knowing that in this age it will be a battle. Guide me O Lord to do what is right, but also to stand firm against this present darkness that is loose in this age. Those who are against You are your enemies. Help me, if possible, win them over to see in You the peace that surpasses all understanding.
Lord Jesus, You have come to conquer sin, death and the devil. Through You alone can peace come to any who will turn to You. Guide me O Lord in Your way of peace being fully armed for this dark age to do what is right in Your sight. Lead me according to the never-changing Word You have given that I may abide richly in You according to that Word and live the way You have established. Amen.