Use Your Authority

Listen! I have given you authority, so that you can walk on snakes and scorpions and overcome all the power of the Enemy, and nothing will hurt you. ~ Luke 10:19 (GNT)

As a child of God, you have authority over all things, including the power of the enemy which will come your way but rather than hurting you, they will serve as a stepping stone for you and a point of reference to glorify and praise God.

This world is full of suffering and the bible confirms this in the book of John 16:33 where it is written that

“I have told you this so that you will have peace by being united to me. The world will make you suffer. But be brave! I have defeated the world!”
~ John 16:33 (GNT)

This means that in this world, there is suffering and there is no place for rest but by being united with Christ, by accepting Jesus as your Lord and personal saviour, by being born again, he will give you peace.

To enjoy the peace of God, you have to be brave and make use of the authority Christ has given you. You have to consciously function in the reality that Christ has overcome the world and he has given you the authority, the power to rule over all things, including the power of the enemy which can never hurt you. Keep meditating in it day and night until it becomes a part of you when you don’t need to remind yourself about it before you can function in it.