At all times carry faith as a shield; for with it you will be able to put out all the burning arrows shot by the Evil One. Ephesians 6:16
Our life is a battle, which we must face with bravery. There are things rising against us, continuously, to make us falter. But we must remember that God did not give us a spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
We must be aware that, if we do not activate our faith, we will find ourselves submerged in the pit of despair, unable to face the burning arrows shot by the evil one. That is why we must put on the shield of faith at all times, just as soldiers wore it physically in ancient times, for they did not know when the enemy would attack and they did not want to be unprotected.
Let us know that we can give no opportunity to the enemy. God has provided us with the armor so we do not to let ourselves be conquered, for we know Christ won our battles two thousand years ago. Let us not lose heart, but rise up and treasure his word. It strengthens us and makes us battle without fear, for it has provided us faith, which is our shield.