The Lord will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace and remain at rest”. Exodus 14:14 (AMPC)
Do you ever get battle weary? Feel like you came into the world fighting and the war has never stopped? Enemies inside and out, challenges beyond what you feel you have the grace to endure.
The Lord knows all of this, beloved, for He has been with you every step of the way. He knows your story frontwards and back. He knows the people who have been for you and those who have been set against. And yet greater than all of this; bigger than the battle; more powerful than broken promises; is the One Who goes ahead of you as a shield—takes on what, and who, has taken on you, and is determined to bring forth His best—no matter what the mess!
He is your Protector, covering you in His love. He fights for you in the battles where victory is assured, for it is a battle He has already won.
Abide, chosen child, and trust. Let God do, in the midst of the challenges, what only He can do. While you lean into the fullness of all that He has in His heart for you. Hold your peace dear heart, while He holds you!
Lord, I confess my loneliness to You today, in the places of pain that go so deep—where I have been wounded by others, and in the places where I have done the wounding too.
Would You come Holy Spirit, in Your tenderness and care, and hold my weary heart in Your hands of redeeming love, so that I may catch my breath and begin again with You. I thank You today that You will keep every promise to me that You have ever made and that my life is rich, richer than I could have ever imagined, because of it.
I thank You for Your promise that You are hemming me in, in Your presence and peace; You have gone ahead of me to prepare the way, and You are protecting me from what has happened in the past.
Glory be to You oh Lord, the Holy One of Israel, for You alone are our Strength and our Stay. You alone are worthy of all praise!