Tired of Fighting?

12 Sep

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To every one of you fighting a battle right now, read those words again . .  slowly.

It doesn’t matter if your battle is internal or external, emotional or physical, big or little, the Lord will fight for you – not with you or behind you or after you, but FOR you – if you will be still and let Him.

Oh, that being still thing is so hard, isn’t it?

We try with all our might to fight battles our own way, believing that we have the strength, wisdom, and power to handle them without help from anyone. We are proud of our independence. When we finally realize we can’t handle it on our own, we beg God for help.

And He graciously, lovingly, willingly steps in.

But. That doesn’t mean the battle will be won the way we would like nor does it mean the battle will won on a timetable that suits us.

But. We can trust He will use the outcome to grow us, to mold us, and to build us into the people we should be. We can rely on His strength to bring about good from bad. We can rest knowing that He will do what He says.

The One who calls you is faithful, and He will do it. – 1 Thessalonians 5:24

♥ Rachel

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6 Responses to “Tired of Fighting?”

  1. lmw September 12, 2012 at 5:30 am #

    My reaction to this post is a peaceful heavy sigh…and an amen. Good words. xx Lynnea

    • rachturner September 12, 2012 at 7:07 pm #

      His IS fighting for you, Lynnea. Always. :)

  2. Cara Olsen September 12, 2012 at 10:39 pm #

    Beautiful post, Rachel, thank you. And one of my most favorite memory verses!

  3. sonam sachdeva January 1, 2014 at 12:38 pm #

    thank u so much for explaining this verse..
    thank u

  4. sonam sachdeva January 1, 2014 at 12:40 pm #

    thank u so much for explaining this verse. thank u really.. it really give me peace…

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