Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Let The Lord Fight Your Battles

Do you sometimes doubt a positive way through obstacles in your life? Do you feel overwhelmed? Do you doubt God's power?

We say, "Of course I don't doubt God." But I think when we become anxious about answers we don't see then we are not understanding His power. Sometimes the best things happen because we have let Him take the time to set His perfect plan into motion. We haven't rushed in to tweak things to our liking only to figure out we have made a mess of things.

In Deuteronomy, God uses Moses to explain to us, to remind us, that God gave so many chances. He showed compassion over and over only to have the Israelites continually doubt. There are SO many promises in this book and words of encouragement. If you are not a reader of the old testament then you should take time to familiarize yourself with it. Sometimes people think its archaic but it is the basic background for the entire Bible. Without it the New Testament doesn't make sense.

Here are a few excerpts for you. Deut. 1:30-33, "The Lord your God who goes before you will Himself  fight on your behalf, just as He did for you in Egypt before your eyes and in the wilderness where you saw how the Lord your God carried you, just as a man carries his son, in all the way in which you have walked until you came to this place. But for all this, you did not trust the Lord your God, who goes before you on your way, to seek out a place for you to encamp, in fire by night and cloud by day, to show you the way in which you should go."

Oh how often I have done this. Not waiting to see how God's plan unfolds. Not trusting He has the answer. In chapter 4:30-31 it says, "When you are in distress and all these things have come upon you, in the latter days you will return to the Lord you God and listen to His voice. For the Lord your God is a compassionate God; He will not fail you nor destroy you nor forget the covenant with your fathers which He swore to them."

He will not fail us. He has compassion beyond our understanding. I think THAT is the key. We can not possibly fathom who He really is and why He works the way He does. SO THEN, we must get to know Him. Pray for Him to show you how. He will not fail you. Study His Word. Claim His promises. Then trust and see what unfolds.

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