While we are all different and face unique challenges, as believers, we do not have to worry about fighting our battles as Christ will fight for us. When people heart his, they instantly think of a physical battle and this is how we have been taught to think within our modern society and, for the most part, all people have been trained to think like this.
Our battles, regardless how big or small, do not always have to be physical altercations and yes, there comes a time when we have to physically defend ourselves but we should never go out looking for any type of altercation whether it’s physical or verbal. Many times, the verbal altercation will lead to a bigger battle in the form of a physical fight.
We are told to turn the other cheek (Matthews 5:39). There is a much bigger meaning behind this scripture—one we will not go into, today—as the verse is not saying to us that we should never defend ourselves and allow the other person, or people, to continue to beat on us but Christ is clear that He will fight our battles for us. We do have our part to play but God will do the rest and every Christian must keep this in mind: “The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace” (Exodus 14:14).
We read in scripture to “Understand therefore this day, that the LORD thy God is he which goeth over before thee; as a consuming fire he shall destroy them, and he shall bring them down before thy face: so shalt thou drive them out, and destroy them quickly, as the LORD hath said unto thee” (Deuteronomy 9:3). Sometimes, God will protect you by putting up a shield while other times, God will allow for the storm to rage but He is always there but that does not change the fact that God is in control.
Sometimes, we go through a storm not because God is mad at us but God needs to grow us and, for many people, the only way to get our attention is to allow for the storm to not only hit but to continue. Hitting rock bottom is the only way to get through to many people but we shouldn’t ask God to take away the storm but rather, to be our guide and rescue line through the storm: “I will go before thee, and make the crooked places straight: I will break in pieces the gates of brass, and cut in sunder the bars of iron:” (Isaiah 455:2).
One thing that all Christians must remember and a very encouraging fact for any nonbeliever is that God is always with us and He will never forsake us (Deuteronomy 31:6) but also, because God goes before us, the battle is already won. God is in control and God will take care of it but we must be patient in Him and give Him our battles and allow Him to fight them in the same way that He did for Moses and the Israelites ”The LORD your God which goeth before you, he shall fight for you, according to all that he did for you in Egypt before your eyes” (Deuteronomy 1:30).