Praise is our weapon to defeat anything that the enemy throws at us. I love the word picture of Psalm 68:1-3. It says, “Let God arise, let His enemies be scattered; let those also who hate Him flee before Him.
As smoke is driven away, so drive them away; as wax melts before the fire, so let the wicked perish at the presence of God.
But let the righteous be glad; let them rejoice before God; yes, let them rejoice exceedingly.”
The Lord Presents Himself in our praise. Psalm 22:3 says, “But You are holy, enthroned in the praises of Israel.” Now watch this connection. Psalm 46:1 says, “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” When we are in trouble we PRAISE Him who inhabits our praises. Praise gives us enduring-strength.
Remember, the enemy seeks entrance in our troubles. He wants to use our trials to defeat our faith. The Lord, however, is there with us IN our trials to strengthen us.
Isaiah 59:19 says, “So shall they fear the name of the Lord from the west, and His glory from the rising of the sun; when the enemy comes in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against Him.”
Remember that the enemy was defeated at the cross. His only weapon is through deception. John 8:44 says that he is a liar and the father of it. James 1:16 says, “Do not be deceived, my beloved brethren.”
When the invasion of thoughts come, our defense is praise. We have so much to praise the Lord for! He is worthy of all our praise. Let us STOP each thought that does not line up with God’s truth. How will we know the lie? It violates God’s character which is untainted. He cannot lie. His word is our template of truth.