We have all heard that we are in a battle and the enemy will not give up. He attacks us at the core of our weakness. Fear. Fear can manifest itself in so many different ways. Every time it pushes us back to the point where we are challenged at the core of what we believe. Do you truly believe God will be there for you? Or do you thing things will only work if you take control and go it alone?
It really comes down to Your why. And by that I mean your core principles. When all else is stripped away what are you left with? Are you left with God or are you left alone having to fend for yourself? Have you stored scripture in your heart that the Ally (God the Holy Spirit) can pull from to brace you during an attack or struggle?
The time to build your principles is not when you need them, in the storm,. The time to solidify your principles is before you are attack or everything is stripped away. God had to strip everything away from me and have me experience utter aloneness before I realized that I was a fear laden lonely control freak,and that I was not trusting Him like everyone thought I was.
I don’t recommend that path…
Focus on what you believe but more importantly focus on WHY you believe it. Because when your foundation is as strong as rock and cemented in God and His Word – you can handle any storm and you will always remember that you are not alone.
Matthew 7:24-25 NIV
 “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.
 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.
“Don’t be afraid of them. Remember the Lord, who is great and awesome” – Nehemiah 4:14, NIV