Being drawn into fighting battles we are not meant to fight is a temptation we all face. A better way to approach such battles is to take Moses’ advice given to the Israelites when Pharaoh and his army were breathing down their neck at the Red Sea. “The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still.” Exodus 14:14 NIV
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation present your requests to God.” (Phil. 4:6 ) Why is it when we try to give control over to God as this verse instructs, we still find ourselves worrying? The problem is that we are often still clinging to our ideas about how things ought to go. In doing so we are secretly continuing our attempts at control and essentially saying to God we know a better way. Getting rid of our anxiety when we pray begins by giving up our ideas and desires about things in deference to God.
“He alone is my rock and my salvation. He is my fortress; I will never be shaken.” Psalm 62:2 BSB We are living in times in which, it seems, everything that can be shaken is being shaken; undermining our trust in both people and things we have taken for granted and depended upon in the …
Having a revelation that God hears and sees us, and has a plan of action and timetable for helping us, is given to sustain us in hanging in there until He does.
We all have things in our lives for which we are contending or striving; that consume enormous amounts of time and energy, but often result only in frustration.