He Fights For Us!
Written by Colleen
Lately Lately, having grown weary in doing good I have been searching for the answer to HOW to fight the good fight without losing your temper or giving in to the bitterness and sorrow that threatens at times to overtake me. I have always said I earned every red hair on my head and I will be the first to admit I do not know how to NOT sin in my anger. I am as easily hurt as any other person when I see the good I have tried to do for the Lord´s sake misjudged and maligned. I have cried out to God lately WHY Lord must I sit here and just allow this injustice to happen??? As David cried out: Why standest thou afar off, O LORD? Why hidest thou thyself in times of trouble? (PS 10:1) so also have I lately .Because it is not just me I see but so many of my sisters in the Lord are also so under attack that they are struggling to stand. How do we stand in our hurt, in our pain and yes . even our anger?
I searched the Psalms because I know David too was hurt deeply by one he had extended love to .Saul was a man whom David served with pride, dignity ad integrity and yet he in turn out of jealousy chased David all through Israel and the neighboring countries trying to kill him. Unafraid of the Lord being angry with him because of his relationship with Him, David was honest with God.:
Psalm 13: 1-6
1 How long wilt thou forget me, O LORD? Forever? How long wilt thou hide thy face from me? 2 How long shall I take counsel in my soul, having sorrow in my heart daily? how long shall mine enemy be exalted over me? We see over and over his questioning WHY are you allowing this to happen??? Why are YOU not taking my stead? Why, Lord am I being persecuted and where are you? And yet in the end David always came to the conclusion that God was mighty God was wonderful and God was his protection and deliverance. Psalm 13 5 But I have trusted in thy mercy; my heart shall rejoice in thy salvation. 6 I will sing unto the LORD, because he hath dealt bountifully with me.
When I have come to the end of a battle with the flesh or with the World I too have always came to the same conclusion but it seems in the midst of the turmoil I am unable to fully grasp the concept!
After seeing the amazing deliverance from Egypt the Israelites still were afraid of what the future held. When Pharaoh´s army came after them in the desert instead of simply believing God would deliver them (as He had already done before) they turned to Moses and said:
Is not this the word that we did tell thee in Egypt, saying, Let us alone, that we may serve the Egyptians? For it had been better for us to serve the Egyptians, than that we should die in the wilderness. 13 And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will shew to you to day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever. 14 The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace
So in the end it seems that if we choose to follow God´s way regardless of our circumstances and what we are seeing with our eyes and if we choose to not harbor the unrighteous anger and bitterness God will take our part. I am not saying by any means I have mastered this but I find that God gave me a pattern in David, And an even greater covenant than David had, in Jesus. He has revealed Himself more to me by His spirit than even the Israelites saw with their eyes. So how do we fight the good fight? WE don´t; we let God fight it for us!