20 Mar Living thru the Battle
The LORD is my light and my Salvation-whom Shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life- of whom shall I be afraid? When the wicked advance against me to devour me, it is my enemies and my foes who will stumble and fall. – Psalms 27:1-2
Struggles are required in order to survive in life, because in order to stand up you have to know what falling down feels like.
Living thru the battle can be so hard. I have been living in the battle for months now, not knowing what tomorrow will bring. It’s been very hard for my husband and I to not fall apart. We have been trying to save face and stay strong through this difficult time. God has been dealing with me and it has not been felt well. I feel as if I am alone in this world, with no one to turn to — no one to talk. I have been feeling so lonely and empty. Its as if my world has turned upside down. But my spirit knows that it is nothing but God who is bringing us through this battle to make very vital changes. These changes are not hard for me to, and I know they are changes that must happen in order for me to see the glory in my life.
Sometimes in life we have to separate ourselves from situations and people because maybe they’re standing in the way of what God has for us. We try and do things in our own way and time. We try and fix it ourselves as it may have worked before, but when God wants your attention He gets it! I know He has gotten mine. I have always been the person who can fix things and make things happen and it always seems to work. But God had other plans this time. He took away my transportation, my home, and finances. At first I was like God why? I was confused. I was doing things right but maybe it could have been because He needed me to be still and listen, maybe because this time I couldn’t fix things my way. I needed to do things His way now and until I just let go and let God fight this battle for me; stop trying to fight on my own, nothing will be right. I have become to full terms that it is He who was in charge of this battle, as this battle is not mine it’s the Lord. So I will stand and trust Him, knowing that He is a Way maker. And today I will say thank you God for today, tomorrow, and my future — because I know that in your plan I will live thru the battle if I just stand.
Father, thank You for the battle. I am so grateful for my struggles because without the struggle there’s no victorious ending. I repent God for not trusting you through it and trying to do it on my own. I repent for not trusting Your plan for my life. I repent for not being obedient. I trust you God and I will stand out of your way and let You fight this battle for me. I will leave those things and ways behind me who are not of You. I just thank you God for being Lord Mighty in Battle as I battle thru life. Amen
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Contributed by: Norell Porter
Norell raised in Ft. Lauderdale, is now a resident of Georgia. She is a dedicated wife, the dutiful mother of four children, and a successful entrepreneur of Family First Coding Specialist. She is a covenant partner of The Sanctuary and is our Minister of Giving. She is ambitious outgoing, and she takes great pleasure in giving and helping others succeed in life. If this devotional has fed your soul, please share with your friends and family. Click the social share button or leave a comment in the box below for Norell .