He Fights for You
Have you ever learned something about God for the first time and then suddenly, that same lesson is everywhere? It’s like God is saying, “You’re going to really learn this.” Lately, the scripture “The Lord will fight for you” is everywhere for me. It’s all over the Old Testament (like Ex. 14:14 and Deut. 1:30) in stories I’ve read a million times. God keeps telling his people that, that He will fight for them. It’s a beautiful promise and important for us to remember.
This Sunday at my church here in Nashville, we sang the song Open Up Our Eyes, and wouldn’t you know? The lyrics to the bridge are this:
Our God is fighting for us always
Our God is fighting for us all
Our God is fighting for us always
We are not alone, we are not alone
Those words pierced me deeply because they revealed the truth beneath the truth: If God is fighting for us, we are not alone.
The lie that we are alone is easy to believe. It’s the first lie to seep in during a hard time and it can take root and wreak havoc. That we are alone in our struggles. That we are alone when we feel sad. That we are alone when we physically are alone, sitting in our living room wondering why life feels hard and when it will start to feel easy again.
I’m in a weird season right now. I quit my job a few months ago and now I’m living the dream of working from home and being a writer. Except, right now, it doesn’t feel like a dream. In fact, it has at times felt like the opposite. I have felt alone trying to write decent words in my living room. I have felt like my writing is bad and going nowhere and the worst part, I have felt like no one will know if it goes nowhere except for me, because I have felt alone in my work. Writing is not really a team effort. At some point it is, sure. You need editors and stuff like that. But until you get to that point, you have to be by yourself and just do the work, and when it’s cloudy out and cold and the sun sets at 4:15 p.m., well, I have needed the reminder that God is fighting for me more than ever.
He’s fighting for me today and He’s fighting for you, too. I know He is even if you don’t feel like He is. His work is often subtle and behind the scenes but just like Moses promised the Israelites before they crossed the Red Sea, “The Lord will fight for you, you need only to be still” (Ex. 14:14).
Thank you Andrea for these thoughts and this Truth. I absolutely LOVE the way you gather your words and put them down on paper to give us all hope. Please keep on. God bless you in this new season in your life!
Thank you, Teresa!
Andrea, you are anointed to write–your words to bring healing and freedom in a deeply personal way. Please keep believing God’s promises in this difficult season . . . so many will be blessed through your writing.
Thanks, Mandi. Believing – that is key, huh? 🙂 I will!
Love this…thank you for sharing…we all struggle with our aloneness at times..it is a battle to break through…LOVE this song!!
I am truly grateful for this post as my bible[ like yours] clearly says in Ex 14.14 God fights for you… yet because we are told to put on our armour, that we are meant to go in to battle and fight. I think we are to put on the armour then STAND.,,,,the armour is for protection.
Your post is extremely helpful and I am grateful to you for it.
Such an interesting thought, Mary. Thanks for sharing!
One time during a tough time I prayed over and over. “Jesus fight for me!”
So hard sometimes. My husband says quit praying for everything to go good instead pray for wisdom, strength perseverance. All good. But knowing we are not alone is what gets us through. We can survive just about anything if you have someone to hold your hand through it. Look at Elijah after all he went through and God was comforting him. Elijah said I’m all alone…God said go tell so and so this and talk to this other person. in other words.. You are not alone. You are not alone sweetie. I just feels that way?