The Lord is a Warrior | Encounter God #13

Do you see God as a warrior for you? In the midst of trials and suffering, is God the one securing the victory? Or do you see Him as your enemy?

It’s understandable if it feels like He against you instead of for you. Isn’t that what our culture and maybe even our upbringing has impressed upon us? Yet that is the very reason why studying God’s Word is so powerful. We get to find out who God says He is instead of relying on what we think or feel.

God is our Warrior, as we find out in Exodus. Just as He rescued the Israelites from the captivity of the Egyptians, He rescues us from those things that hold us captive today. And just as the Israelites struggled to trust God and obey Him throughout their wilderness wanderings, we will also question, doubt, and maybe even run from His leading and direction.

Maybe that is where you find yourself today.

Doubting. Anxious. Feeling abandoned by God. Worried about what is going to happen next.

If you are reading this in the middle of the COVID19 epidemic, those emotions are more than valid. But in the middle of all the uncertainty and suffering, can you look for God’s provisions, count upon His faithfulness, tap into His strength?

The Lord is my strength and my song;
he has become my salvation.
This is my God, and I will praise him,
my father’s God, and I will exalt him.
The Lord is a warrior;
the Lord is his name.

Exodus 15:2-3 (CSB)

Our God is a warrior, fighting for us not against us.

He is our strength and song, our sure salvation.

He is worthy of praise, the one whom we should exalt.

He is a warrior, fully worthy of our trust today as He was for the Israelites and will be for the next generation who will look upon this time and see the devastation that marks life on this side of eternity, but also God’s merciful hand of provision in unprecedented ways.

Heavenly Father, thank You that You are the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow. You were the strength and song for the Israelites as You are for us today. You led them as a warrior, as You will also do for us. May we remember who You are and declare Your praises as we seek Your leading and walk in Your ways.

In the Strong Name of Jesus, Amen

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