He’ll fight for me?!
I have always struggled with the idea that God would fight for me.
I try to fix problems myself before ever handing them over to Him. As if my strength is so much greater than that of Jesus Christ?
My logical brain knows that is ridiculous and if I just gave—even the smallest problem—to God, then He would determine my steps.
You see, Jesus doesn’t always just *poof* fix our problems for us; most of the time He will lay out the path for us to take. He’ll open certain doors that we’re supposed to go through, and close the ones we’re not.
We still have to do the work.
And I’ll admit—that annoys me sometimes.
I want the *poof* effect—the instant results, right now kind of God.
In all of my human-glory–I want the “Genie God.”
But then once I get down off my high horse, I can understand that there is something to be learned in the not-so-good times. Something God intends for me get.
I have to realize it might be time for me to accept something hard—but I still have to trust in him to fight for me.
These are the verses that I pray when I’m looking for strength—verses that prove that my strength comes from above.
Through Him, I can be strong.
7 Scriptures to Pray When You Need to Find the Strength to Continue:
The Lord is my strength and my shield;
in him my heart trusts, and I am helped;
my heart exults,
and with my song I give thanks to him.
I have set the Lord always before me;
because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken.
But the Lord stands beside me like a great warrior.
Before him my persecutors will stumble.
They cannot defeat me.
They will fail and be thoroughly humiliated.
Their dishonor will never be forgotten.
The Sovereign Lord is my strength;
he makes my feet like the feet of a deer,
he enables me to tread on the heights.
The Lord is good,
a refuge in times of trouble.
He cares for those who trust in him,
Nehemiah said, “Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks,
and send some to those who have nothing prepared.
This day is holy to our Lord.
Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened,
and I will give you rest.
Take my yoke upon you and learn from me,
for I am gentle and humble in heart,
and you will find rest for your souls.
For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.
2 Corinthians 12:9
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you,
for my power is made perfect in weakness.”
Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses,
so that Christ’s power may rest on me.
1 Corinthians 15:58
Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm.
Let nothing move you.
Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord,
because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.
Pray them out loud, write them down, or share them with a friend–but pray these prayers and your faithfulness–while in pain–will be blessed.