Here’s a little encouragement for your day: “God fights for His people, and He wins!” I don’t know what battle you are in or the seemingly impossible situation you may be facing, but our God is a victorious God. He has never failed and He has never lost a battle. And, He won’t start now. “There is no wisdom or understanding or counsel against the LORD. The horse is prepared for the day of battle, but deliverance is of the LORD,” (Proverbs 21:30-31, NKJV).
God’s track record doesn’t have marks on it to say that He wasn’t able to accomplish this task or that. As a matter of fact, the Bible states that He is, “able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,” (Ephesians 3:20). What that means is the very thing you are praying for; the very struggle you are contending with is nothing for God to handle. He can do that and more!
Sometimes I don’t think we really understand the scope of God’s power and strength. Our God is mighty! Oh, we are used to quoting it and singing about it but do we really understand the strength behind it. For instance, when Elisha and the city he was in were faced with a multitude of warriors on horses and chariots, he was not moved. In fact, he told his servant, “Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them,” (2 Kings 6:16). After that, he prayed, “LORD, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the LORD opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha,” (2 Kings 6:17).
There is no might that can stand against God’s might. There is no earthly or spiritual force that can contend with His awesomeness. God is surrounding His people even when we don’t see it. God is fighting for His people even when we don’t feel it. God is defending His people even when it looks like all odds are against us. Nothing can hold God back from victory. Nothing can stand in the way of the will He wants to accomplish in your life.
God is an enemy defeater (Deuteronomy 23:14). When He rises, the enemies scatter (Numbers 10:35). He said in Jeremiah, “Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me?” (32:27). Your battle is not too much for God to handle. He has fought wars for His people down through the ages and He still stands as our defender and our confidence, today.
I pray, that our eyes of faith be opened today, that we see Him as Elisha did. With hearts of faith, that we see our God standing and fighting for the cause of His people. God has not left us to battle in this world alone. “The LORD thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing,” (Zephaniah 3:17).
Even if it doesn’t seem to be coming together as we may envision, hold on to hope. God may have something else in mind. At the same time, remember you are not in this alone. You do have a defender who has never lost, but wins!
More encouraging verses and quotes:
“The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.” Exodus 14:14
“But be not thou far from me, O LORD: O my strength, haste thee to help me.” Psalm 22:19
“Who is this King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in battle.” Psalm 24:8
“Great is our Lord, and of great power: his understanding is infinite.” Psalm 147:5
“When a man has no strength, if he leans on God, he becomes powerful.” D.L. Moody
“God will always be there with us and give us the strength to meet the difficulties of life.” Wendell E. Mettey