“The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.” Exodus 14:14
Often we feel like we have to fight and claw our way, pushing into the promises of God. The flesh schemes and strategizes how to best position itself for the intended outcomes it hopes to achieve. There is a better way.
The other day my son was distraught due to something happening at school. It seemed unfair and his frustration level was nearing the level of the just giving up range.
My first inclination was to send an email to someone in the school who could possibly help if notified, then Exodus 14:14 entered my mind.
Instead of sending an email or fighting in the flesh, I prayed with my son and asked the Lord to intercede on his behalf and fight for him and also prayed for the parties involved.
The next day, just when my son was about to hang up his hopes and quit the activity that was causing him grief, the Lord intervened and the very thing we prayed about happened in that moment. The Lord had fought for him and won.
If I would have sent an email, perhaps there would be been a change, but my son would not have directly seen God fighting on his behalf. He knew God did that for him, not me. God’s victories are always better than the ones we fight on our own.
Perhaps you too have been facing a challenge and you need a victory. Perhaps you have fought and fought, striving to achieve to no prevail and you are weary from the battle.
God wants to fight for you. Lay down the weapons of the flesh, surrender to the Lord, and ask Him to fight for you. Worship and pray. Then watch and expect to see Him move. He has the victory. He has the battle plan. With Him, you’ve already won…
“The Lord will fight for you; you need only to BE STILL.”
Father, thank you that you have already won the battle. Thank you for fighting and interceding on my behalf. Lord, I confess that at times I fight in my flesh, feeling the need to defend and protect myself. Forgive me Lord. Father, I am laying down my earthy weapons and ask for you to fight on my behalf in the battle I am facing of ______________. In Jesus Name, Amen.