When life throws us lemons, it is hard sometimes to make lemonade. I can recall having a boss that would attack everything I would do. It was never good enough. The countless emails from sunup to sundown were always negative. I was afraid I would lose my job. How would I provide for my family? My responses produced no relief. My actions did not bring peace. My strength had failed me. I had failed.
Isaiah 41:10 tells us to fear not, for God is with us; be not dismayed for I am your God, I will strengthen you. I will help you; I will uphold you with my righteous hand.”
God is always fighting for us. When we don’t know what to do, God does. We are more than conquerors through Christ. One of God’s names is Jehovah Jira-The Lord will provide. Jeremiah 29:11 tells us that God has plans of welfare and not evil, to give us a future and a hope!
When Moses was leading the children of Israel out of Egypt, they were stopped in their tracks by the Red Sea. The people begin to mumble and doubted God’s ability to lead them out of Egypt. However, Moses told them to only be still and the Lord God would fight for them (Exodus 14:14).
Have you ever been faced with a battle that you do not see a way out of? The more you try to fix it, it gets worst. You feel useless. You feel discouraged. You feel afraid. However, we do not have to be afraid. We do not have to be discouraged. In fact, 2 Chronicles 20:17 tells us not to be afraid or discouraged; go out tomorrow, for the Lord is with you. As my favorite song from Yolanda Adams says, For the battle is not mine, it’s the Lord’s! God is fighting for you!
When we face the challenges that this life will bring, we don’t have to be afraid. God had already given us the assurance that He will fight all of our battles. The enemy cannot and will not win with God on our side.
God will not fail you.
- Release the doubt.
- Release your fears.
- Know that no weapon formed against you will prosper (Isaiah 54:17).
- Take your position.
- Stand Firm.
- Watch as the Lord gives you deliverance (2 Chronicles 20:17)
You are fought for!
And you are what God says that you are! You are enough!
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Tomeka Jones is a higher education professional at her local community college. She has been married to her college sweetheart for 18 years and they are the proud parents of one amazing daughter. In the fall you can catch her on the pitch watching her daughter or watching college football. She loves to tell other women about God’s unconditional love for them. Click here to read more about Tomeka.