The battles we encounter daily are battles we should not be fighting. Sometimes God will fight the actual battle through you, and sometimes He will tell you to hold your peace, and He will fight your battles. And other times He will simply tell you to hold your position and see the salvation of the Lord, and then He will move Himself to completely take out the attack coming against you. This is where God shows you how powerful and how awesome He really is when He moves into battle to personally protect you. Jesus has given you power to win every battle. So, let God fight your battles.
And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which he will shew to you today: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen today, ye shall see them again no more forever. The Lord shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace. Exodus 14:13-14 (KJV)
We all encounter battles and struggles in life. Even in the midst of conflict, we can always call on God for help. But as Christians, our battles are not against other people or even ourselves. Our battles are not against flesh and blood. Ephesians 6:12 tells us who our real enemy is:
For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. (Ephesians 6:12)
We all face different battles on a daily basis. There might be times where the enemies surround you on every side, conflict, and challenges overwhelms you. In each of these cases, we can choose to fight the wrong battles, or like Daniel and Joseph, we can rest knowing God is fighting for us.
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What Does God Say About Fighting Battles
I am reminded about the story of Jehoshaphat, King of Judah, when he faced a dilemma. The enemies surround him. They outnumbered him. To make matters worse, his enemies had joined forces with the other enemies of Israel and were coming to destroy him. One day, someone came to King Jehoshaphat and warned him that a gigantic army was headed his way, bent on his destruction. It was hopeless.
There was no way that he could meet this army with what he had. He was going to be destroyed. What did Jehoshaphat do? The Bible says that he “set himself to seek the Lord.” He prayed, “O our God, will You not judge them?
Have you ever felt like Jehoshaphat? Afraid because you were facing something so large you did not even know how to face it?
For we have no power against this great multitude that is coming against us; nor do we know what to do, but our eyes are upon You” (2 Chronicles 20:12 NKJV).
Have you been there? When you have no idea what to do and feel completely powerless, helpless over the situation?
The Lord told Jehoshaphat, “Do not be afraid nor dismayed because of this great multitude, for the battle is not yours, but God’s. . .. Position yourselves, stand still and see the salvation of the Lord, who is with you” (2 Chronicles 20:15–17 NKJV).
Jehoshaphat and his army went out to meet their enemies, but they put the worship team out front. The Bible says that when they began to sing and praise the Lord, the enemy started fighting among themselves and destroyed each other.
First Peter 5:8 (AMPC) says, …That enemy of yours, the devil, roams around like a lion roaring [in fierce hunger], seeking someone to seize upon and devour.
Satan is the source of evil in this world, and he wants to vehemently oppose our growth and spiritual progress. He is against anything and anyone who is for righteousness, peace, love, joy, generosity, compassion, and kindness.
When I think back on those times in my life where I have been overwhelmed by loneliness, the heartbreak of lost dreams, and repeated attacks, God was ever present in each of those struggles.
He would reveal Himself to me through His Word and through His people. He would constantly surround me with people who would pray for me or encourage me. He would reveal something new and fresh in the Bible to me and renew my spirit. When my heart was broken, when my hope seemed lost…God never left me. He would surround me with His presence and His people!
2 Kings 6:15-17
When the servant of the man of God rose early in the morning and went out, behold, an army with horses and chariots was all around the city. And the servant said, “Alas, my master! What shall we do?” He said, “Do not be afraid, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.”
Then Elisha prayed and said, “O Lord, please open his eyes that he may see.” So, the Lord opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw, and behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.
It may look like I am surrounded, but I am surrounded by you
No weapon formed against you shall prosper’ – This is not a promise that you will not receive attacks, or that you will not be struck by a weapon (i.e., test, trial, tribulation, suffering of any kind), but as we know we are born to the trouble (Job 5:7). The promise is that it will NOT PROSPER. (Isaiah 54:17)
In Exodus 14:14 “The Lord will fight for you, you need only to be still.” Then God tells Moses that after today you will not see your enemy anymore and, “The Lord will fight for you, just stay calm.”
As Christians, we face battles against our enemy, Satan and all his army of demons. Our enemy is constantly filling their bows with their fiery darts, and they aim for our most venerable areas.
We no sooner defend ourselves against one before another is already zinging through the air to find its mark. Sometimes, it feels as if we are defending ourselves against multiple fiery darts at once.
As Hezekiah looked out at the vast Assyrian army, he had to be overwhelmed and afraid. Like Hezekiah, we have two choices to make: surrender in defeat or allow God to fight our battles for us.
When Hezekiah saw the Assyrian army, he went into action to protect his nation with four battle strategies. We can apply these strategies to the battles that Satan brings to our doorsteps.
At This time Hezekiah goes straight to God himself, without asking Isaiah to pray. Listen to his prayer. This is the kind of prayer that triumphs over the enemies of God and expands His kingdom in the world. Isaiah 37:14-20 says that Hezekiah went up to the house of the Lord and spread Sennacharib’s letter before God and said:
Hezekiah prayed: O Lord of Hosts, God of Israel, who is enthroned above the cherubim, You alone are the God of all the kingdoms of the earth; You have made heaven and earth.
Incline Your ear, O Lord, and hear; open Your eyes, O Lord, and see; and hear all the words of Sennacharib, which he has sent to mock the Living God. Of a truth, O Lord, the kings of Assyria have laid waste all the nations and their lands and have cast their gods into the fire; for they were not gods, but the work of men’s hands, wood, and stone; therefore, they were destroyed. So now, O Lord our God, save us from his hand that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that You alone are the Lord.
When Hezekiah had prayed that prayer, Isaiah, without even being told about it, received a word from the Lord and sent it to Hezekiah:
Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel: “Because you have prayed to me …” this is the word that the Lord has spoken concerning [Sennacharib] … “Because you have raged against Me and your arrogance has come to My ears, I will put My hook in your nose and my bit in your mouth, and I will turn you back the way by which you came … The zeal of the Lord of Hosts will accomplish this … For I will defend this city to save it, for My own sake and for the sake of My servant David” (Is. 37:21-22, 29, 32, 35).
And then with the sovereign rights of the one and only God, who reigns above the cherubim and who made heaven and earth, and owns everything in them, God killed 185,000 soldiers in the camp of the Assyrians, and the sons of Sennacharib slew their own father in the temple of Nisroch, his god.
Prayer wins every battle. Because one man prayed, Hezekiah seek the Lord first, God wiped Sennacharib off the face of the earth. I believe when you prayed, God is going to move heaven and earth for you.
Maybe you are facing what seems like an impossible situation right now. You may not be able to see a way out. But God can. Call on Him. Then stand still and see what He will do.
How to Let God Fight Your Battles
Battles come in many forms and levels. In the Bible, we have accounts of personal crises like Joseph’s family conflict, Hannah’s barrenness (1 Samuel 1), and Hezekiah’s illness (2 Kings 20). We also have accounts of national catastrophe like warfare, famine, and exile.
Since we are in a spiritual battle, we need spiritual weapons. That is exactly what God has supplied us with. These weapons are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God.”
Weapons mighty in God! Powerful weapons. God has supplied us with more than we need for victory. We just have to tap into that which is already available to us.
Satan is real, he is the enemy, and the Bible tells us that he comes to steal, kill, and destroy–that is his sole purpose (see John 10:10). He is a liar, deceiver, destroyer, controller, manipulator, and accuser.
Jesus said that I have come that you might have life and have life more abundantly.
Life is too short to let the enemy still our focus and our peace. “The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still.” (Exodus 14:14 NIV)
Call on God and pray for His power. But do not just face your enemies; defeat them. Do not leave any backup plan to go back and do that thing again. Deal with your enemies. Do not let them conquer you.
Trials and suffering, as hard as they are, can be plundered for great value. Right in the middle of suffering, if we will trust God and have eyes to see God’s goodness in the battle, He has blessings that will be ours to keep forever.
While you are standing still in victory:
Trust God and lean not to your own understanding.
Trust, submission, and surrender involve putting your complete confidence in the Lord. To ‘lean not on your own understanding’ is just another way of saying we need to live by faith.
Keep your focus on the Word of God.
As a Christian, God is the priority in my life. Keep your focus and attention on God. As a follower of Jesus, my calling is to focus on God and love Him with all my heart. It is still important for us to set our minds on the things above at the start of the day and continue that trend for the entirety of it.
Walk in love with everyone.
Just before Moses died and Israel moved into the Promised Land, God commanded His people to “love the Lord your God, to walk in His ways, and to keep His commandments” (Deuteronomy 30:16 NKJ). As Paul tells us, “Therefore be imitators of God as dear children. And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma” (Ephesians 5:2 NKJ).
Find scriptures that remind and help you how to wait on the Lord.
The Bible has a lot to say on a number of topics including being able to wait. Spend some time reading, studying, and praying Scripture about waiting.
Use your gifts and callings to serve others.
Our gifts and talents were not given for our sole benefit, we are stewards. Your spiritual gifts are intended to be used to serve others.
As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace: (1 Peter 4:10 ESV).
Give God the praise for the victory.
As Christians, we should always have a spirit of joy and gladness—someone who always exhibits the joy of the Lord both in the good times and the bad? A believer who is always full of joy has learned the secret of living a life of praise to God.
Remember you always Win.
In worship, we relate to God’s holiness. In praise, we relate to God’s greatness. In thanksgiving, we relate to God’s goodness.
“Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, in His holy mountain.” (Psalm 48:1)
“You have turned for me my mourning into dancing; You have put off my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness, to the end that [this is the purpose] my glory may sing praise to You and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give thanks to You forever.” (Psalm 30:11–12)
God’s primary purpose in giving you a tongue is to praise Him. It is the one member of the body with which you may most perfectly praise and glorify God. Remember that God blesses you, delivers you, and takes away your mourning so that your glory will praise Him and not be silent.
What Does It Mean That God Fights Our Battles?
God sees and knows everything you are going through. He knows who and what is coming against you. God wants to move and fight for you. He needs you to remain in a still position and in peace, and wait for something He wants to do, or move forward to see how He shows up along the way.
Psalm 46:1 says, “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.” Then in verse 10, it says, “Be still, and know that I am God;”
It is very hard for us as Christians to be still and trust God. Whether he wants to fight through you, or for you, he will come and help you when you rely on him alone.
Do not be afraid. Stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which He will accomplish for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall see again no more forever. The Lord will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace. Exodus 14:13-14
There is a battle we fight that when we come through it, whatever enemy we were facing, the Bible declares that you will never see him again
Yet Moses told them if they would stand firm, stand still, they would do two things, see God’s salvation that day and never, ever see that same enemy again.
If you can stand firm when you look ahead and there is no way out and you look behind and the enemy is on your tail, if you can stand firm and take your position, you are promised that you will see this enemy no more.
The children of Israel stood before the Red Sea, with no way out and the enemy at their backs, God delivered them, and they saw that enemy no more, He will do the same thing for you that He did for them.
Have there ever been enemies in your life that you have fought repeatedly. Have you wondered why you have to keep going through the same old battles?
Let me ask you this; did you stand firm? Or did you give up. God may bring relief, but you may go through the same battle again until you overcome. That is simply the way it is with God; you go through the test until you pass.
The good news is if you stand firm until the very end, God will bring salvation and He will destroy your enemy and you will never, ever see that same enemy again.
There are many sections throughout the Old and the New Testament that echo this concept — that God wants us to know our problems are being handled, and we do not have to worry about them anymore.
In Isaiah 41:10, God promises, “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
In Joshua 23:10, we’re told, “One of you routs a thousand, because the Lord your God fights for you, just as he promised.”
And in Jeremiah 1:19, “‘They will fight against you but will not overcome you, for I am with you and will rescue you,’ declares the Lord.”
Psalm 46 reminds us, “The Lord Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress. Come and see what the Lord has done, the desolations he has brought on the earth. He makes wars cease to the ends of the earth. He breaks the bow and shatters the spear; he burns the shields with fire. He says, ‘Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth’” (Psalm 46:7-10).
Remember. Gods got your back, but that does not mean you will never have any troubles. In fact, the Bible tells us that if we choose to live a godly life, there will be battles to fight (2 Timothy 3:12). We can put on the Armor of God to protect us (Ephesians 6:10–17) and trust our Deliverer (Romans 8:35-39), we may still come away with wounds. But be assured that no matter the outcome, God is fighting your battle, and will produce good things in your life as a result of the battles you face (Romans 8:28).
Be Still and Let God Fight Your Battles
And Moses said to the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which He will accomplish for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall see again no more forever. The LORD will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace.” Exodus 14:13-14
No matter what battles you are facing today, God is greater than whatever we face here in this world, and He fights for us still today!
You may be in a difficult battle today. The enemy is coming against you on every side. How do you defeat your enemy in difficult times like this and see God’s power flow in your situation is to focus on God’s Word instead of your circumstances!
We have all had situations in our lives when we just want to fight back, right? When someone is angry toward you, it is hard to just stand there and take it.
But, instead of fighting back, we have another option. You and I can learn to stand still and watch God fight for us. Exodus 14:14 says, “The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.”
Paul said, “Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; and your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Ephesians 6:14-17
“This is what Moses told the Israelites to do when they were standing at the edge of the Red Sea. The Egyptian army was on their heels, ready to destroy them, and the deep, uncrossable sea was right in front of them. They were stuck. I imagine there were some in that crowd paralyzed with fright and others who were itching to fight.
When we stand still, we get out of God’s way so He can take care of us and the situation. Now, this is not to be mistaken for doormat theology! No, you should not just lay down and let everybody and every situation stomp on you. I am not recommending complete passivity. But I am suggesting that you and I can be slow to anger, turn the other cheek, and trust that “victory rests with the Lord” (Proverbs 21:31).
If you are in the heat of the battle right now, or if the enemy feels hot on your trail, please know you are not alone, not ever.
Neither are you left to fight on your own. Many of us are in the battle with you, and God is the One who fights on our behalf, constantly shielding, protecting, strengthening, even when we are unaware.
We never have to struggle to fend for ourselves, but He’s with us, always, covering us, in all of our days. Your battles have already been won because of what Jesus did at Calvary over 2,000 years ago. The greatest battles are won when you pray. Prayer wins battles.
21 Bible Verses to Remind You the Lord Will Fight for You
- The Lord is a man of war; the Lord is His name … Your Right Hand, O Lord, has become glorious in power; Your right hand, O Lord, has dashed the enemy in pieces. And in the greatness of Your excellence, you have overthrown those who rose against You; You sent forth Your wrath which consumed them like stubble.” (Exodus 15:3,6)
- “The Lord shall go forth like a mighty man; He shall stir up His zeal like a man of war. He shall cry out, yes, shout aloud; He shall prevail against His enemies.” (Isaiah 42:13)
- “I will go before you and make the crooked paths straight; I will break in pieces the gates of bronze and cut the bars of iron.” (Isaiah 45:2)
- “For you shall not go out with haste, nor go by flight; for the Lord will go before you, and the God of Israel will be your rear guard.” (Isaiah 52:12)
- “Therefore, understand today the Lord your God is He who goes before you as a consuming fire. He will destroy them and bring them down before you; so, you shall drive them out and destroy them quickly, as the Lord has said to you.” (Deuteronomy 9:3)
- “The Lord will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace.” (Exodus 14:14)
- “Be strong and courageous; do not be afraid nor dismayed before the king of Assyria, nor before all the multitude that is with him; for there are more with us than with him. With him is an arm of flesh; but with us is the Lord our God, to help us and to fight our battles.” (2 Chronicles 32:7)
- “… For I will contend with him who contends with you.” (Isaiah 49:25)
- “… since it is a righteous thing with God to repay with tribulation those who trouble you …” (2 Thessalonians 1:6)
- “The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms; He will thrust out the enemy from before you, and will say, ‘Destroy!’” (Deuteronomy 33:27)
- Do not say, “I will recompense evil;” Wait for the Lord, and He will save you.” (Proverbs 20:22)
- “I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you …” (Genesis 12:3)
- “Many a time they have afflicted me from my youth; yet they have not prevailed against me … The Lord is righteous; He has cut in pieces the cords of the wicked.” (Psalm 129:2)
- “It is God who avenges me and subdues the peoples under me; He delivers me from my enemies. You also lift me up above those who rise against me; You have delivered me from the violent man.” (Psalm 18:47)
- “Plead my cause, O Lord, with those who strive with me; fight against those who fight against me. Take hold of shield and buckler and stand up for my help. Also draw out the spear and stop those who pursue me. Say to my soul, “I am your salvation.” (Psalm 35:1)
- “When my enemies turn back, they shall fall and perish at your presence. For You have maintained my right and my cause; You sat on the throne judging in righteousness.” (Psalm 9:3)
- “Do not be afraid of their faces, for I am with you to deliver you,” says the Lord. (Jeremiah 1:8)
- “God is a just judge, and God is angry with the wicked every day. If He does not turn back, He will sharpen His sword; He bends His bow and makes it ready. He also prepares for Himself instruments of death; He makes His arrows into fiery shafts.” (Psalm 7:11)
- “He will guard the feet of His saints, but the wicked shall be silent in darkness. For by strength no man shall prevail. The adversaries of the Lord shall be broken in pieces; from heaven He will thunder against them. The Lord will judge the ends of the earth. He will give strength to His king and exalt the horn of His anointed. (1 Samuel 2:9)
- “… For we have no power against this great multitude that is coming against us; nor do we know what to do, but our eyes are upon You … Then the Spirit of the Lord came upon Jahaziel … thus says the Lord to you: ‘Do not be afraid nor dismayed because of this great multitude, for the battle is not yours, but God’s … 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.” (2 Chronicles 20:12-17)
- “Behold, all those who were incensed against you shall be ashamed and disgraced; they shall be as nothing, and those who strive with you shall perish. You shall seek them and not find them – those who contend with you. Those who war against you shall be as nothing, as a nonexistent thing. For I, the Lord your God, will hold your right hand, saying to you, ‘Fear not, I will help you. ‘” (Isaiah 41:11)
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