Wen to my prayer group last night and struck me that once we’d talked about who needed prayer it appeared that so many people are going through their own battles right now I would look and see what God has to say about this. I suppose we could say life is one long battle at times but with God on our side we should be confident in our ability to fight the battles, or rather, hand things over to God so he can fight our battles for us and we can relax in the knowledge of his amazing love for us.
God says so much in the Bible about him giving us strength and victory:
2 Timothy 4:17 – But the Lord stood at my side and gave me strength, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear it. And I was delivered from the lion’s mouth.
1 Corinthians 15:57 – But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Psalm 60:12 – With God we shall gain the victory and he will trample down our enemies.
Joshua 1:9 – Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go
Psalm 4:8 – In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety.
GOD FIGHTS OUR BATTLES
Hard times, tough times, rough times, that’s the time when he leads us through battles, do not be rattled by the things of this earth, do not be shaken or stirred, God gives you the strength for every battle, he will trample on your enemies and you will gain the victory. Stop, pause and relax, be still and know that he is God, be still and consider this, God will be exalted among the nations, God will be exalted in the earth, God stands at your side and gives you strength, he doesn’t keep us at arms-length, he is at your side, he reminds you to be strong and courageous, do not be discouraged, be uplifted, be encouraged that Jesus fights your battles, the conflicts that afflict you are his to win, your struggles your strifes are why he laid down his own life, his sacrifice made so his message might be fully proclaimed and if we keep quiet then the stones will cry out in praise and worship, no kidding, the stones of this earth will cry out for our God will not be silenced, creation breaks out in spontaneous praise, our battle cry is to Jesus, save us from our sins, save us from our enemies and give us serenity, a peace that passes all understanding, for in peace I will lie down and sleep, for the Lord alone allows you to live in safety, and maybe, just maybe you should trust him completely, no battle too hard, no mountain too high for the King of heaven, the King of Kings, so sing out to God who has claimed the victory, he never gives you more than you can handle and when you hit the edge, the brink of despair, the dawn of your battle, he is there, he will not fail you in your time of need, you know as you take that step forward and you think you are falling he will catch you or teach you to fly, in your tough times reach for the skies and know that God surrounds you, he is your shield and your comfort, your security blanket, he is so in control of this planet, have patience, trust and obey, God is with you and paving your way.