Every day, in every way, the Lord God Almighty needs us who are in his kingdom to be in a heightened state of awareness. He needs us to know that there is a war waging around us, and therefore, our ability to remain aware and alert is of paramount importance to our ability to remain safe. Whenever a fox senses danger, he crouches down and waits, sometimes for an interminable length of time. He waits until he senses that his opponent is less than alert, and then he pounces.
Remaining in a heightened state of awareness may drain every ounce of energy from you. It also may cause you to give up hope. But hope lies at the heart of every endeavour. Hope is at the core of every undertaking. Hope is our eternal best friend. Hope is the Lord God Almighty's greatest gift to humanity.