'Nevertheless David took the stronghold of Zion.' 2 Samuel 5:7 NKJV
In 1000 BC David had a look at Jerusalem. It was a monster of a fortress with incredible high, impenetrable walls The enemy was so self-assured they taunted them, saying 'You'll never get in here...Even the blind and lame could keep you out' (2 Samuel 5:6 NLT)! The situation looked hopeless. But did that stop David? Not in the slightest. The Bible says, 'Nevertheless David took the stronghold (that is, the City of David)' (2 Samuel 5:7 NKJV). David won because he trusted in God to help him. He didn't get in over the high walls, he found an alternative route through the water tunnels (see 2 Samuel 5:8)!
We all have areas in our lives where the fight looks hard or hopeless - the walls are too big and we seem so small! Satan tells us we can't do it and we believe him. It might be that habit we can't quit, the attitude we can't shake, the way we feel every single time we look in that mirror... we just don't feel good enough.
But, your battles (which in the Bible are called strongholds) do not frighten or knock back God. When the enemy says, 'You're stuck, you'll never get out,' the Bible says God's 'mighty weapons...knock down the devil's strongholds' (2 Corinthians 10:4 TLB).
So what now? To be like David and overcome the battle, you must do two things. Listen to the right voice - the one telling you that you can overcome; and look for alternative solutions - look for the tunnels. Nevertheless, you will be victorious!
Soulfood: Acts 10-11 Mk 4:1-9 Ps 103:1-12 Pro 10:27-29,