So he answered and said to me: “This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ says the LORD of hosts.

Put on the full armor of God and walk in love

Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

This presentation of divine protection takes the stance that, although we engage in spiritual warfare against the enemy, we are covered “head-to-toe” with weapons of superior advantage. You rule over adversity! To maintain -and grow- your advantage, you must love others. Why? Because love never fails. When you walk in love, your weapons remain “armed and battle-ready,” powered by God (who is Love).

Focus yourself on the Kingdom; ignore everything else. This decreases anxiety and increases your trust in God.

Scripture References: Ephesians 6: 10-18 | Zechariah 4:6 | John 16:33 | 1 Corinthians 13 | Psalm 24:8 | Colossians 3:1-2