Daily Reflections

The Ultimate Desolation

April 18, 2021 Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

He breaks the bow and shatters the spear; he burns the chariots with fire. —Psalm 46:9

Powerful weapons of God’s enemies are no match for God. They’re like matchsticks. He disarms His opponents and strips them of their power.

Two thousand years ago, God brought the ultimate desolation on the earth. That’s the day that God placed His Son on a Roman cross and poured out upon Him the wrath and judgment that we deserved. So great was the desolation that at noon that day the sun refused to shine and the day turned to darkness (Matt. 27:45). The desolation that God brought about at Calvary was awful!

But what was the result? The enemy was disarmed and rendered powerless so that we could experience the peace of God. Through that desolation at the cross, Jesus breaks the power of sin and sets the prisoner free.

Although we wouldn’t choose the hard things that happen in our lives, we can trust that even through incomprehensible desolations on this earth, God is causing wars to cease in our hearts, between us and Him, and on this earth.

Make it Personal

Spend time thanking God for the ultimate desolation of the cross that cancelled the power of sin in our lives and set us free.