Who Will Fight For You?

IMG_20160106_105249543“The Lord your God, who is going before you, will fight for you, as he did for you in Egypt, before your very eyes, and in the wilderness. There you saw how the Lord your God carried you, as a father carries his son, all the way you went until you reached this place.” (Deuteronomy 1:30-31)

What is the big “fight” in your life right now?  Is it with another person, even a loved one in your life?  Is it with the realization of a dream you are striving toward?  Is it with your weight, with a lack of motivation, or even with a spiritual battle you feel you are facing?

We battle things all the time in our lives but who are we letting fight for us through it all?  I’m finding that I need to let God fight for me more in my life.  A quote from Lysa TerKeurst that I had found and used in a previous blog post says this: “This battle isn’t ours. The battle belongs to the Lord. Let Him fight for you.”

That concept follows along with verse at the top of this post, “The Lord your God, who is going before you, will fight for you…” (Deut 1:30).  So often I try to do it all on my own, to fight my own fight, when it isn’t even my battle in the first place.  Usually it is the case where I need to simply “Let go and let God.”  To surrender my tightly held grip of control over the situation up to Someone who is infinitely more wise.

But sometimes it is my fight.  Sometimes there is something I need to engage with, to push through, to find a better outcome for in my life.  In that case, Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 says this:   

“Two are better than one,
    because they have a good return for their labor:
If either of them falls down,
    one can help the other up.
But pity anyone who falls
    and has no one to help them up.
 Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm.
    But how can one keep warm alone?
Though one may be overpowered,
    two can defend themselves.
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.”

If I want anyone to be on my side I want it to be God!  HE can be the one to labor right alongside me.  HE can be the one to help me up.  HE can be the one that defends me.  HE can be part of my life-cord that is not easily broken.

Whichever the case for you, whether He is taking over a battle that was never yours to fight or fighting in the trenches right alongside you, God can always be counted on.  He wants us to rely on Him in all things and to remember, “He has made everything beautiful in its time” (Ecclesiastes 3:11).

Also, let us strive to recognize those times when “…the Lord your God carried you, as a father carries his son, all the way you went until you reached this place” (Deut 1:31).  For it is God’s grace that has brought us this far in life and it is His loving mercy that will continue to carry us through.  This is true no matter what our “fight” today may be!

**I’m linking up with Holley Gerth’s Coffee For Your Heart today.  Click on the image below to find some other great posts in the linkup too**

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