One of our friends was tagged in an unusual photo. Her granddaughter was holding a huge catfish that she had “noodled” or “grappled” depending on where you’re from. This granddaughter is not grown yet she pulled out what appears to be at least a 30 pound cat. The comment was “Bravest 12-year old girl I’ve met. Yes, they do strike your hand after you stick it in a dark hole, in dark muddy water…and it does hurt and scare you”
Oh beloved, God spoke to my heart. You are a spiritual grappler. You engage in a close fight or struggle without weapons and you are winning! In the past you’ve tried to fight in the flesh and it looked like you lost, but even then God was with you. But you are learning that the weapons of your warfare are not carnal. You have an enemy and you can capture him with the Word of God and in the Authority of the Only Living God! You are not alone in any of your struggles. You don’t have to work up your strength or your courage. Spiritual battles are scary but you will come out victorious without so much as a scratch. No, the enemy cannot hurt you. You are God’s own prized and cherished possession! He can only put the bluff in on you – it’s his only weapon. He maneuvers through this world as a beaten foe and He was permanently caught and caged at the Cross!
God loves you and He’s for you! Praise the Lord daily and put your spiritual hand where no one dares to go because you are mighty and anointed! Your family, your friends, even those who oppose you will be thankful to know you are speaking the truth on their behalf. Rejoice in your victories as you live in the Light of the Power He imparts!
Psalm 68:1 Let God arise, let His enemies be scattered, And let those who hate Him flee before Him.
2 Corinthians 10:3-4 For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.
Ephesians 3:16 May He grant you out of the riches of His glory, to be strengthened and spiritually energized with power through His Spirit in your inner self, [indwelling your innermost being and personality], AMP