I’m a fighter. I think I was born this way. As a little girl I remember speaking up to authority in matters of injustice. I was not intimidated by many. My voice was loud and strong in that little body. As I grew to a young woman, one could hear the clicking of my high heels on the pavement as I marched to battle. Our culture teaches us to fight our own battles. It screams stand up for your rights. If you have been wronged, then do something about it. A good fight is honored in our society.
Currently this fighter has been in a long battle, a battle where I have to learn to fight differently. My arms are tied behind my back and my mouth is taped shut. I feel attacked with no defense. I want justice, but feel helpless. How do I defend myself? How do I fight?
All those gathered here will know that it is not by sword or spear that the LORD saves; for the battle is the LORD’s, and he will give all of you into our hands. 1 Samuel 17: 47
The God who holds all the power says he will fight my battles. He says to not be afraid or discouraged. Did you notice how he told his people to go out against the enemy tomorrow, to go to the battle? Each day we must go to the battle trusting God to fight for us.
He even promises to avenge the wrong doings.
“No weapon that is formed against you will prosper;
And every tongue that accuses you in judgment you will condemn.
This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD,
And their vindication is from Me,” declares the LORD. Isaiah 54:17
It is mine to avenge; I will repay.
In due time their foot will slip;
their day of disaster is near and their doom rushes upon them.” Deuteronomy 32:35
Those who are attacking me and those who are permitting the attacks do not know who they are messing with. It is not me that they need to fear, but it is Almighty God. I am His child and My Father promises to take care of those who harm his children.
May God’s words help you in the battles you are facing.
Remember, You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. 1 John 4: 4
I’ll leave you with some battle songs. I am so grateful for my worship leader who shares such powerful songs.