We are at war. But we do not wage this war with the weapons of the flesh. We wage this war with the mightier weapons of the Spirit. These are not fake weapons. They are real, and they have been conquering men and women since the advent of sin and evil in the world. What are these weapons? They are the weapons of kindness, mercy, truth, generosity, forgiveness, and above all else, the Word of God and prayer.
So let me ask you: Where is the battle front that you are called to this week? Chances are good that there are several. Is there a particularly difficult area of life right now? Is it health related? Work related? School related? Is there a member of your family who is not walking with God? Is there some relative or member of your family where there is a strained, broken fellowship? Is there a neighbor or co-worker or roommate who is really difficult for you to deal with? You are called to wage war against all sin and unbelief, beginning with your own sin, your own attitude, but also with an eye toward the salvation and restoration of your relative, neighbor, or coworker.
There are some really hard cases, chronic health problems and hard hearts that just don’t seem to budge, and our job is to be faithful on our side even if we do not see resolution or salvation in this life. But nevertheless we are called to the patience and persistence of the widow seeking justice. As often as this trouble comes to mind, as often as we encounter the pain, the unresolved situation, lift it up to the Lord. Knock again. Seek again. Ask for their salvation, ask for full resolution, ask for complete restoration, and ask for joy and grace and wisdom for it all.
Remember: it was the kindness of God that led you to repentance, and it will be the kindness of God that conquers the world.