My husband and I were watching a program about the WW2 the other day and The Battle of Stalingrad (now called Volgograd) was showing in detail.
For over 5 months the Red Russian army and the german nazi army fought a constant battle now referred to as the bloodiest combat in the history of wars with more than 2 million deaths and casualties.
It was an endless battle that had fear, fatigue and terror at its core.
Our spiritual battles can feel that way too, endless and fierce.
True, that often there is no blood to be seen but tears, tiredness and torment are real. Sometimes it feels like we are living in that combat day after day after day. It felt that way for David also ( see Psalm 56:1-2).
Hunted by Saul daily and tormented by death always the only comfort comes from him trusting God (When I get really afraid I come to you in trust -verse 3).
Fear will push us to cling to something, someone, but God is our help and tower, he offers safety and refuge for us day after day.
The battle might be constant, but so is the help and the faithfulness of God.