Standing on God's Promises

Standing On His Promises: He Fights For Me!

Standing in a hurricane

Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God. – Psalm 42:5 NIV

Why do I fret? Worry devours peace, anxiety robs sleep. Why are you downcast, oh my soul? Where is your hope?

Hope in God! Hope in God!

The year’s been bumpy already, you know? Ever have a string of events that feel like crashing breakers? The fierce waters erode what I thought were solid foundations. But, in the middle of one of these tides, God showed me something amazing.

He fights for me.

Wow. I don’t know if you’ve ever realized that. He doesn’t just protect me, He fights for me.

That changes things. I don’t have to figure out how to do these battles. He fights for me. I don’t have to worry that my strength will fail. He fights for me. I don’t have to lie anxiously scheming out a plan. He fights for me.

Why am I downcast then? There’s not a good reason. Praise Jesus, the warrior who has fought to the other side of death. He fought for me.

2 thoughts on “Standing On His Promises: He Fights For Me!”

  1. Reminds me of Israel on the cusp of the Red Sea and the Egyptians pressing in behind. Moses spoke to the people, “The LORD will fight for you; you need only be still.” And then we read that all that night the Lord drove back the sea with a strong east wind. Half the battle is getting ourselves to back off from the fight and let the Lord do it his way.


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