When Jesus was asleep in the the stern of the boat, a great storm arose, and the disciples woke Him because they were afraid. Jesus did not wake up irritable and whine and mope about, saying, “Oh God, the storm is nauseating. Could you please stop it before we die?” No!!!
Jesus awoke and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. Mark 4:39
If you want peace in your life, you have to fight for it! Not only did I shod my feet and do spiritual battle, but I put my boots on and sprayed chemical around my entryways. The Lord, ever-faithful, sent a nice freeze down from the North.
No more scorpions and snakes for us! Halleluiah! Praise God!
Ephesians 6:10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. 14 Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. 16 In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; 17 and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, 18 praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication.