Daily Devotional

May 15, 2019

God Fights for You

Exodus 14:14
The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.


Written by: Danielle Morgan

This past weekend we talked about what it would look like to be unafraid to fight. When you consider what it means to have the courage to fight the battle that’s right before you, what does this look like?

Sometimes the battles we face can be so overwhelming. When we focus on the hardship and the fight before us, we can be consumed with worry, fear, anxiety, and an overwhelming sense that we are totally out of control.

Be encouraged today that it’s a blessing to be out of control because the One who holds the stars in place and breathed life into existence is completely in control and wants what’s best for you.

2 Corinthians 4:17-18 says: For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

That is a reminder that you don’t have to fight your battles alone because He is fighting for you. In Exodus 14, the Israelites are terrified of the ongoing turmoil with the Egyptians. Moses tells them in verse 14, “The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.”

Additionally, God promises that He will never leave us or forsake us (Hebrews 13:5) and when we trust in Him, not relying on our own understanding, He will direct our steps along the way (Proverbs 3:5-6).

God knows the full story, so have the courage to fight whatever you are facing knowing that He is going to battle for you. Philippians 1:6 reminds us that “…he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” Trust that God will carry you through the fight and that He plans to complete the work He has started in and through you.

5.15Thought of the day: What battles are you facing today? Do you believe that God is fighting for you? What would it look like for you to be unafraid to fight, knowing that God is right there alongside of you?

Prayer: Lord, help me to trust in You with all my heart and lean not on my own understanding. I acknowledge that You are in control. Please direct my steps, give me wisdom to know how to fight the battle before me, and the courage to take action where needed. Thank You for fighting for me.

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