He trains my hands for battle; my arms can bend a bow of bronze. You make your saving help my shield, and your right hand sustains me; your help has made me great. You provide a broad path for my feet, so that my ankles do not give way. | Psalm 18:34-36
The resistance that you are feeling is like a spiritual boot-camp, where the Lord Himself is training your hands to war. In this season, He will give you the strength and wisdom you need to overcome the most dire circumstances and your biggest areas of struggle.
Be encouraged, for you are not being demoted, but promoted! If you find repeating situations and circumstances popping back up in your life, it is not because you have done something wrong. This is actually a sign that you are on the right track: taking ground and advancing the Kingdom. Naturally, the enemy will try to come against you. However, even in the midst of these trying circumstances, the Lord is teaching you skills for battle. By His grace, you will raise up to overcome against the plots that the enemy wages against you.
Though an army besiege me,
my heart will not fear;
though war break out against me,
even then I will be confident (Psalm 27:3).
Our God wastes nothing; He will use the very circumstances that were once stumbling blocks and turn them into your greater stepping stones. Truly, the Lord is bringing breakthrough in the very areas where there has seemed to be a breakdown. You will receive the breaker anointing, releasing freedom to others in the very areas that the Lord has enabled you to overcome.
The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me,
because the Lord has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim freedom for the captives
and release from darkness for the prisoners (Isaiah 61:1).
If you find yourself in the refiner’s fire, take heart. The dross is coming to the surface so that your loving Bridegroom can remove it completely. He is making you the pure and spotless Bride that He desires, without blemish or wrinkle. Watch! You will overcome by the blood of the Lamb and the word of you testimony (Revelation 12:11).
You will not continue to go around this same mountain, nor stumble over the same set of circumstances. The Lord Himself has heard your cry, and He is delivering you now (Psalm 34:17). Cycles of torment and dysfunction are being broken, and you are gaining momentum and taking ground. Keep moving forward, for you truly are advancing and overcoming! Victory is upon you, and you are breaking through.
The One who breaks open the way will go up before them;
they will break through the gate and go out.
Their King will pass through before them,
the Lord at their head (Micah 2:13).