The Lord Will Fight for You

The sun streamed onto my patio several mornings ago, casting a golden glow over my potted plants, and in that moment, I felt peace. The scene brought a passage from Lamentations to mind.

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;
    his mercies never come to an end;
they are new every morning;
    great is your faithfulness.”

Lamentations 3:22-23 ESV

I need reminders like this in this season, and I need them often. Life has been so difficult as of late. The storms never seem to really stop. Perhaps I’m offered short respites, but then the gray clouds roll in again, promising to do great harm.

Lately I find myself empty. I have nothing to offer and no solutions for any of my struggles. All I have are tears. I just feel needy. And spent. And exhausted.

But then I’m reminded of the words that a couple of dear friends of mine and I read in our online Bible study earlier this week, and I begin to recognize how much they are intended for me. I see how coming to the end of myself and my own perceived ability to fix things is the perfect place to be for God to do a miracle for me. And I am reminded of the words I myself pointed out to my friends in the text we reviewed that day, that “impossibility is God’s starting point.”1

So, I plead to God that He would work miraculously in this season of my life and that of my family for His glory. And I ask that He would keep showing me how His mercies are new each day. But more than anything, in this tired and weary state, I ask that He would make the words that Moses spoke over the Israelites true for me today:

14 The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.”

Exodus 14:14 NIV

And the thought that He would begins to revive hope within me.

1 Shirer, Priscilla (2020). Zarephath. Elijah, 104.

7 thoughts on “The Lord Will Fight for You”

  1. God speaks through various ways. The peace you felt at the time is probably God reminding you to rest in Him. May the Lord meet you where you are at, fill you with what you need. May His presence and power be supernaturally felt in this season for you 💙🙏🏽

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  2. Thanks for your honesty. We need more of it in the church. I love both of these verses and so often I wake up thanking God that His mercies are new every morning, because I need that mercy. We all do. I am so sorry for this exhausted place you are in. You’re not alone. Thank God for your Bible study and the encouragement it brings. You encouraged me with this post. The tired seasons can be so difficult. Mountaintops are much more fun. The valley is the path to the mountaintop. He is providing for you every step of the way, even if those steps are hard. God bless you, Colleen!

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  3. Colleen, you are not alone. God is in your midst. I am praying for you. I am sorry I am behind on blogs and emails and everything else 🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️how are you doing with your little man doing school? How are you doing adjusting to the area? You are special to me Colleen. I appreciate your authenticity and being genuine. I try for the same. If someone doesn’t like me for it, it’s ok God knows my heart and what He thinks is significantly greater. Keep pressing on. Keep being Colleen in Christ. You are more loved than you realize 🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

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    1. Thanks, Mandy! Your response makes me want to cry. Liam is having a really hard time with it. I pray with him before he goes to sleep at night, but now I’m also committing to praying over him while he sleeps and to ask God to really work in his life. I appreciate your authenticity too. It makes you relatable, and you’ve encouraged me to strive to be more real with people as a result. Thank you for your encouragement, friend! Much love to you and your little family. ❤

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