No Weapon Shall Prosper
Daily Devotional for November 27th
Behold, I have created the smith that bloweth the coals in the fire, and that bringeth forth an instrument for his work; and I have created the waster to destroy. No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; Isaiah 54:16-17a
The Lord is amazing in the ways He works in our lives. The fact that God knows things that will take place before they happen causes Him to be able to prepare us for the worst and brings forth some of the greatest victories in our lives because of it. The only thing He asks us of is to trust Him; to trust that He has our best interests at heart.
The bible is clear concerning trials that come in our lives. They are ordained of God. Although most of us cannot discern the difference between the enemy’s attacks and God’s trials, they cannot be compared. Satan’s attacks are designed to destroy you. However, the fiery trials from the Lord are designed to prepare us into a vessel that cannot be destroyed. Some think this promise is an automatic thing when we become His child, but if you notice closely, there is a forging of the weapon in this verse. This is the will of God concerning us.
If there are weaknesses in your spiritual life that need strengthened, or carnal things that need to be burned, the fiery trial will do just that. Don’t resist God’s trials that come in your life. Sometimes they are necessary. Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations…1 Peter 1:6 Trials will remove those things that need removed and will purify all things that God wants purified. This is the great secret of God’s trials. God only asks that we submit to the fire. If you will submit in obedience, God will bring forth such a great work in you that you will welcome every future trial because you’ll know God has your best interests at heart and that you’ll be stronger in Him on the other side.
The Lord has created the smith that blows the coals that purifies the metals. God has a purpose for the trial you are in the midst of today. Your trial today is not designed to break you; but to make you. It is not designed to destroy you, but to make you to where no weapon formed against you can prosper. Are you facing difficult circumstances in your life today? If so, then let God have His perfect way in your life. He is purging out the things in your life that need to be removed so that all that remains is those things that cannot be destroyed.
So many of us are so vulnerable to the devil’s attacks that we most of the time cannot endure through them without being defeated. This is not the will of God for your life. God desires that you be able to not only withstand these attacks, but come through them victorious. The reason we cannot is because we have not submitted ourselves to the Lord through trials. If you will allow God to mold you in the fire, the He will make you unbreakable. The end result is that you become indestructible so that no weapon that is formed against you will prevail.