Have you had times in your life when things were so difficult that it felt
like you were going into a battle each day? Are you going through something
that feels like that right now? If so, did you know that God is ready to go
to battle for you? You don’t have to face anything in your life on your
own. Even if you feel unprepared for what is to come, you don’t have to be
afraid. God wants to be there for you.
Throughout the Bible, we find images of God going into battle for His
people. He is strong and powerful. He can face the difficult stuff in our
lives head on. When we feel weak, He is ready to be strong for us (2
Corinthians 12:9-11). When we are scared, He invites us to come to Him and
rest in His love. When we see so much brokenness in the world, we can know
that God is fighting to heal the world from sin and its effects. Because
Jesus died and rose from the dead for us, we can look forward to the day He
will return bodily to earth and put an end to all evil and pain and sorrow
once and for all. And in the meantime, we get to be part of His healing
work, relying on Him for courage and wisdom all along the way.
Whatever you are dealing withwhether it be a tough home situation, a bully
at school, struggles at work, or something elseGod is there for you. You
are never alone. You never have to face anything by yourself. You always
have someone who is ready to fight for you. Jesus will stay by your side
through it all. Emily Acker
What kinds of hard things have you been experiencing lately? How could it
be comforting to know that God is with you and wants to go to battle for
you in these situations?
One of the biggest ways God helps His people is through His people. If
you have felt unsafe (at home, at school, at work, etc.) who is a trusted
adult you can tell right away?
Who is this King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in
battle. Psalm 24:8 (NIV)