Shock And Awe (Psalms 19:1-4)

Shock and awe.

This term was first coined by the United States military to describe a strategy to use overwhelming military power and force to paralyze the enemy and cause them to withdraw or lose their will to fight. It was popularized in the 2003 invasion of Iraq by the United States and her allies. 

Isn’t this what Satan always attempts to do to us? When trials and tribulations confront us, when our plans go awry, when every solution we implement is stymied or fails, do we cower in fear and accept defeat? God offers us an eternal solution. 

The heavens declare the glory of God, and the expanse proclaims the work of his hands. Day after day they pour out speech; night after night they communicate knowledge. There is no speech; there are no words; their voice is not heard. Their message has gone out to the whole earth, and their words to the ends of the world…

Psalms 19:1-4 (CSB)

When Satan attacks, we do not need to be left in shock and awe, beaten into submission. We do not need to fear Satan and his wiles. Satan knows he is defeated but he never misses an attempt to lie and convince us that we have also lost and death and separation from God is our only fate. There is only one thing we need to fear and respect, the glory and majesty of God. God defeated Satan by sending His only Son, Jesus Christ, to redeem us of our sins. All who confess and repent of their sins and place their trust in Him will receive eternal life and salvation.

The power of the Resurrection is the greatest example of shock and awe in all Creation. It forever defeated Satan and his demons. The Heavens declare the glory of God. We are more than conquerors through faith and belief in Jesus Christ!

Amen!

Love and trust the Lord; seek His will in your life.

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