You are Worth Fighting For (Part II)

Thursday, February 22nd, 2024

On the last blog I started to look at why we are worth fighting for and how God prepares us for that battle. Today, I want to look closer at what our battles might look like and what the scriptures say about how God fights for us.

My personal spiritual battles have come in the darkest of nights where I wasn’t sure I would make it through. They showed up in the lowest valleys where I wasn’t sure I wanted to make it through. They showed up as the tug of temptations that felt like they would tear me limb from limb. They showed up in the deepest shame of sins that felt unforgivable. How long are we meant to endure these battles? God’s Word says He doesn’t give us more than we can bear. In those times where it feels like our carrier doesn’t want to carry on, it’s here that our broken and desperate bodies realize the need for our Maker. This is the place where we must choose to not give up. This is the place where we cry out to Jesus. This is the place where we declare scripture out loud; it strengthens our souls and makes our enemies flee. This is the place where we pray in tongues and let Holy Spirit intercede for us. This is the place where we rest in a fortress of worship music.

There is a reason He is the only One that can fix us. It’s no accident that He is the only One that can fill our voids. This is how we were formed. Our blueprint is His. He is our Architect, our Father and the One that knows everything we need at the exact moment we need it. His arms can disperse depression. His love can extinguish fear. His grace can eradicate shame. His power can break every chain. His presence can infiltrate any darkness. His blood can heal every wound. He can do all of these incredible things and more in the midst of our battles.

Here are a few scriptures about God fighting for us. 2 Chronicles 20:17 says:

17 You will not need to fight in this battle. Position yourselves, stand still and see the salvation of the Lord, who is with you, O Judah and Jerusalem!’ Do not fear or be dismayed; tomorrow go out against them, for the Lord is with you.”

Deuteronomy 20:4 says:

for the Lord your God is He who goes with you, to fight for you against your enemies, to save you.’

Psalm 35:1 says:

1Plead my cause, O Lord, with those who strive with me;
Fight against those who fight against me.

Jeremiah 1:19 says:

19 They will fight against you,
But they shall not prevail against you.
For I am with you,” says the Lord, “to deliver you.”

As I said on the last blog, one of the biggest battles we will ever face is not giving up. That may look different for each of us, but to me it looks like keeping our hope in God, trusting that He is fighting for us and continuing to seek Him for the role we must play in our battles. He will fight for us, but we must give Him a chance to.

Final Thoughts…

One of our greatest weapons in the spiritual battles we face is knowing how valuable we are to God. If we could fully understand how much He loves us and the thoughts He thinks towards us, we would never fall victim to another one of the enemy’s lies. The enemies of our soul will never stop trying to distort our view of ourselves and our Creator. If our enemies can get us to feel like a mistake that is unworthy of love and destined for nothing good, then they will have succeeded. However, none of this aligns with the truth of God’s Word. The battle before us really is a battle between light and dark, truth and lies, and life and death. If you find yourself on the wrong side of this equation, ask God to give you a fresh measure of His love. Seek His Word for the truths that will bring you back into the light. You were not made to dwell in the darkness. You are worth whatever effort it takes to battle your way from darkness back into the light.