God: will rise to the challenge…
Isaiah 59:19 (KJV) “So shall they fear the name of the Lord from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord shall lift up a standard against him”.
Life brings with it a lot of hair raising events that will make the strong-heart person faint in their determination to move on in life. Strife and attacks will question the validity of peace on earth, yet their is a promise of the spirit of the overcomer for those who trust in God.
You see, these events are allowed by God for His word must be fulfilled in the earth before His return; despite all the fighting and tumult we see unfolding in this world, the word tells us that “when the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord shall lift up a standard” according to our reading today.
Yes the strife will come; yes there will be tumults and war: let them all occur and watch God do what He specializes in doing for His people: He will lift up a standard, He will come to their rescue.