I Will Fight For You

It was on like popcorn!

I heard some news that was disarming. I felt vulnerable. I felt unprotected. I felt as if no one was looking out for my best interest. I was ready to fight.

In my head, I wrote a logical yet somewhat angry case for my position . I logically laid out my demands with just a whiff of sarcasm and a smidgen of condescension. I was ready to go into battle and fight for what I felt I needed; what felt I deserved.

And as I was about to put pen to paper, God quietly whispered, “I will fight your battle.”


“But God,” I protested, “You take too long!”

He was silent.

Passive waiting is hard for me. I’m more of a “after you’ve done all, stand” type of girl. Growing up, I was the youngest of seven. I had to fight to be heard…seen…cared for. So I learned early, if I want something, I have to be my own advocate. I have to fight.

This is not the first time God has instructed me to “Be still” and let Him fight for me. I’m sure it won’t be the last. In the past, He has proved himself a mighty warrior on my behalf. He has removed people who stood against, given me favor in areas, and overall protected my back.

But it is still hard to relinquish control. It is hard to trust.

I wonder how Josh felt when God revealed His plan to take Jericho with a stroll and trumpets.

I wonder what Gideon thought of God’s plan to defeat their enemies with 300 soldiers instead of 32,000.

I wonder what Jehoshaphat’s reaction was when God told him to go into battle with a song.

I wonder if they had the same reservations as I do.

I didn’t write my rebuttal. I didn’t demand my way. I am trusting the God of Joshua, Gideon, and Jehoshaphat to fight for me. I am trusting he will secure my victory in the same spectacular fashion as He did for these men.

God, yes, fight my battle.

Do you have a battle God is asking you to let him fight?

“Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth! The Lord of hosts is with us; The God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭46‬:‭10‬-‭11‬ ‭NKJV‬‬