Moses answered the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the LORD will bring you today. The Egyptians you see today you will never see again. The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still.” Exodus 14:13-14 (NIV)
Fight For You
Would you like me to do that for you? Would I like you to do what for me? Would you like me to fight for you in the battles of life? What is the alternative? You could take matters into your own hands. You could rely solely on yourself. That sounds like a foolish choice to me. Why would it be a foolish choice for you to rely solely on yourself? Why would it be a dumb decision to take matters into your own hands? I have been there. I have done that. What has been the result? When I have taken matters into my own hands, I have usually fought losing battles. I’ve noticed.
Do you believe that I will fight for you in the battles of life? Do you believe that I will be with you to help you? Am I trustworthy? Am I reliable? Can you place all your hope and faith and trust in me? Yes, I believe that you will fight for me in the battles of life. Yes, I believe that you will be with me to help me. You are trustworthy. You are reliable. Yes, I can place all my hope and faith in trust in you. That’s good.
I have two words for you. What two words do you have for me? Prove it. Prove what? Prove that you believe that I will fight for you in the battles of life. Prove that you believe that I will be with you to help you. Prove that you know I am trustworthy and reliable. Prove that you can place all your faith and hope and trust me. I am not going to ask how I can prove all these things to you. Why is that? The answer is obvious. Yes, it is, isn’t it? Nevertheless, tell me the obvious answer. The only way for me to prove that I trust you is to trust you. My trust in you, needs to be demonstrated by my trust in you. That’s right.
What will you be able to do in the battles of life when you place all your faith and hope and trust in me? I will be able to be unafraid. I will be able to stand firm. I will be able to be still. I will be able to watch you fight for me. I will be able to see you lead me in victory. How fantastic will that be? Fantastic beyond words that I can adequately express. Will you trust me? Yes Lord, I will trust you. That will be very good.
Lord, often I have foolishly taken matters into my own hands and ended up fighting losing battles. Help me to learn to rely completely on you. Help me to be unafraid and stand firm as I rely on you to fight with me, for me and through me in all the battles of life. Amen
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