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Valerie Riese
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Valerie Riese

Discouragement and doubt … divert us away from the hope we have in Christ, and onto hopelessness and despair. So true for me in my life. But just as you wrote – focusing on Jesus and getting into Scripture every day keeps me on track

Lois Flowers
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“He is our certain rescue.” What a powerful statement, Lesley! How wonderful to remember that we aren’t helpless victims when it comes to discouragement and doubt, that God has given us protective tools to use as we trust Him to save us.

Cindy Wilkins
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Cindy Wilkins

We must put ON the helmet for it to protect us!! How easy it is to worry about so many unimportant things that keep us from actually placing it on our head and experiencing the hope it provides!! Love this Lesley!

Bethany McIlrath
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Bethany McIlrath

This is so exciting! Praise God for His rescue of us through Jesus! I especially appreciate your point about a helmet only offering protection if we put it on.

Patsy Burnette
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Patsy Burnette

I LOVE the idea of “Read His Words Before Ours!” For sure, the “helmet” is not optional for the Christian life. Thank you for these thought-provoking reminders!

Jeanne Takenaka
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Jeanne Takenaka

Lesley, this is spot on! I’ll be reading Isaiah 59 tomorrow in my daily Bible reading. What you said here:

“The enemy woos us to doubt God’s goodness and love and question His grace, by filling our minds with guilty hopelessness over the severity of our sin, while Christ offers joy in the reality of our salvation. Because He is our Certain Rescue.”

It’s so true. The battle is often waged in our thought-life. We need the helmet of salvation to help us overcome the enemy’s wooing.

Barbara Harper
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Barbara Harper

Our church just went through Isaiah recently–such a rich book. I know I read about the helmet of salvation there and was familiar with it from Paul’s writings, but I don’t think it clicked with me that the first mention was in Isaiah. I love to see threads of truth that run through the whole Bible. And how poignant that our salvation is described as a helmet. For many years I struggled with whether I was truly saved, and it’s hard to make any progress in the Christian life or in serving Him without having that settled. Thankfully, through His… Read more »

Bev @ Walking Well With God
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Bev @ Walking Well With God

Lesley,
A helmet is useless unless we put it on….simple yet profound. God has given us everything we need, but we must take the action of putting on the armor of God. Even after we are fully suited up, God doesn’t command us to charge into battle, He simply says, “stand” because He is ready to fight our battles for us. Great reminder of truth.
Blessings,
Bev xx

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