Mighty Warrior

he will never leave youThe Lord is with you, mighty warrior. Judges 6:12

Battles are raging all around. I see many friends struggling with the distress of situations that seem too much to bear.  These disheartening battles include cancer, heart disease, mental illness, financial difficulties, addictions, lawsuits, false accusations, broken families, and fighting an actual war. Our children aren’t even immune. Their struggles include peer pressure, eating disorders, bullies, anxiety, and even terminal illness. The list goes on and on.

The Israelites experienced many difficulties. In Judges chapter six, they faced oppression from the Midianites who, during a seven year period, often destroyed the crops, livestock, and homes of the Israelites. God appointed Gideon to deliver Israel from the hand of Midian, but Gideon was afraid and confused about how that was possible when his people were the weakest in the land. God assured him in verse 16: “I will be with you, and you will strike down all the Midianites together.”

We all have battles which God has called us to fight, but like Gideon, we can be certain that God is with us. Often we feel weak and think our struggles are more than we can bear. Realistically, without the strength that can only be given by God, we probably couldn’t handle such situations on our own. What a blessing to know that he will be with us through the battles of life.

Deuteronomy 31:6 says, “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you or forsake you.”

It doesn’t matter what we are going through, God will give us the power to overcome it through His strength! Find courage today in knowing that God will be with you through the battles of life. You are a mighty warrior through Him!

6 thoughts on “Mighty Warrior

  1. Hi Tresa~ So glad I read your post tonight. This was exactly what I needed to hear. I know He fights our battles for us but sometimes it’s just a good thing to hear it from someone else. Thank you for encouraging me today.

    Blessings….Chelle

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  2. Love this! It is so true. I was struck earlier this year as I started reading the Bible chronologically the number of times it’s mentioned that God fights the battles for us! What a relief! I know that I cannot fight with my own strength. I MUST rely on Him to fight and rescue me. I will cling to His side and be faithful to Him and He will always be faithful to me!!! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

    Deut. 3:22 “You must not fear them, for the LORD your God Himself fights for you.

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  3. Hi Tresa – great post. We have been going through some of what you mention and God made it clear to us that He will fight the battle, we will have the victory, but the glory will be for Him. Your post is for me an encouragement to keep on keeping on.
    God bless
    Tracy

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