One of my favorite movies is The Princess Bride. Some may think the movie is kind of corny, but the movie has a lot of good lines and it has a neat message of love conquering all. My favorite scene is when the main character, the Man in Black, has a swordfight with Inigo Montoya. Inigo is so confident of his own swordsmanship, he has predetermined to fight the Man in Black left-handed just to make the fight more of a contest. However, the Man in Black is an excellent fencer himself and tells Inigo, “You know I’m beating you.”
“Yes, I know,” says Inigo.
“Then why are you smiling?” asks the Man in Black.
“Because,” he replies, “I know something you do not know.”
“What’s that?” asks the Man in Black.
“I am not left-handed!” he declares. And then he switches hands to continue the duel with his better hand. Of course, the Man in Black was also fighting with his left hand and announced he was not left-handed either!
We also can have this inner confidence in the midst of adversity in our lives. When the enemy presses in and mounts his attack against our health, or finances or relationships, we can have an inner joy that says, “I know something you do not know! I have strength you can not beat!”
It is written in Philippians 4:13, “We can do all things through Christ who strengthens us.” Christ gives us the inner strength and peace to fight on and win. He is our secret weapon. We need not go through the battle of life depending only on our own strength. That would be like sword fighting with your weaker hand. Go to the one who has promised to be your shield and defender, your strong right hand. And then you can smile in the face of adversity as you put your trust in the Lord Jesus Christ to save you and protect you and give you victory!
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