“The Lord shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace” (Exodus 14:14).
When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee” (Isaiah 43:2).
We know where we can turn to for help, yet how many times do we use the Bible as a last resort to figure out what to do in a situation? I am guilty of trying everything else under the sun, before I look in the word and find out the will of God.
The struggle is real when we don’t trust in the Lord. Being a Sunday morning christian may have its rewards, but if you are to live in victory, it will require a full commitment to him.
Having the opportunity to worship the Lord is so taken for granted in our modern age. While we are given free will to make good decisions for our life, we do ourselves a disservice when we forsake worship. Not only is it disobedience, “Forsake not the assembling of yourselves together.” but it is also, depriving us from obtaining refreshing strength to get back in and fight the spiritual battles we must fight.
So, what does that fight look like? Our fight is a fight of faith. The good news is that even though the battle is raging all around us, we fight by exercising our faith. The Lord fights the battles, we send up our worship and praise, and let the Lord fight on our behalf.
Just to let you know a secret…. God has already won the wars we will be facing. The hardest part we play is to wait and hold our peace. That folks is not an easy task for someone who has always been independent. We always want to get in the middle of the fights, like we can do something. I learned a long time ago that I’m my most effective when I get out of the way of what the Lord has planned for my life, and just follow the plan as it unfolds before me.
His promise is to take care of us as we walk through the waters, and through the fire. He didn’t ever say that we wouldn’t have seasons in our life when trouble would come, but he promises to lead us through it.
Sometimes I may walk through total darkness, but if I will keep trusting God, he promises that he will be a “lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.”
In sorrow, he is our comforter. He does all things well. He loves us with an everlasting love, and his desire is that we would prosper and be in good health as our soul prospers, so the closer that we walk with God, the greater our soul will prosper, and everything else will be added to us because he is a God of blessings.
How tired of waiting are you? Isn’t it time to just trust God and give him thanks for the journey? If you are struggling, today, the Lord is your answer. Click the link below for this week’s Lattereign