God has many fulfilled promises in the Bible. Two worth remembering are the phrases “God will fight for you” and “battle is the Lord’s.” It appeared in many instances in the history of Israel and God’s people facing threats and attacks from the enemy.
In Exodus 14, the Lord told Moses, “Tell the Israelites to move on. Raise your staff and stretch out your hand over the sea to divide the water so the Israelites can go through the sea on dry ground. I will harden the hearts of the Egyptians so that they will go in after them. And I will gain glory through Pharaoh and all his army, through his chariots and his horsemen.”
- 1 What Does It Mean That God Will Fight For You?
- 2 Do We Have A Role When God Fights For Us?
- 3 3 Damaging Assumptions Applied To “The Lord Will Fight For You”
- 4 How Does “The Lord Will Fight For You” Encourage Us Today?
- 5 Conclusion
What Does It Mean That God Will Fight For You?
The phrase “God will fight for you” means God’s intervention over a situation that is beyond our control and capacity to bear. God will take His active role.
- Helping – God’s support and rescue.
- Defending – God’s shield of protection.
- Performing Miracles – God’s supernatural way of addressing every impossible situation.
- Saving and Delivering – God’s assurance of victory.
When God acts upon the situation (his divine intervention), signs, wonders, and miracles happen. In Psalm 91:14–15, the Lord said, “Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name. He will call on me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.”
Our duty emphasizes the importance of our partnership with God. Our disciplines of prayer, fasting, meditation of God’s Word, and worship are essential in our partnership with God. Stand firm in His promises and always seek God’s guidance and strength.
Do We Have A Role When God Fights For Us?
Keep The Faith
Trusting God through the attitude of prayer, worship, and meditation of the Word will allow us to build up our faith and confidence in Him. We need to seek and wait patiently for His specific instructions.
Keep Our Peace
Be Bold And Courageous
God intends to sharpen our character when we face giants in front of us. Fear not and stand firm in what He has called us to do.
Keep Doing What Is Right
The verses “Do not repay evil for evil” and “Vengeance is Mine” show that the battle is not ours but the Lord’s and that He will be the one to fight for us. When we are tempted to fight back out of anger, bitterness, and revenge, we will lose the vindication of God. Our wrong attitudes and bad actions will cause us to lose the battle.
3 Damaging Assumptions Applied To “The Lord Will Fight For You”
Assumption 1: Passivity And Complacency
One damaging assumption that can be applied to the statement “the Lord will fight for you” is that it implies passivity and complacency on the part of the believer. We cannot expect God to do everything for us; rather, we should work in partnership with Him to win and overcome our challenges and battles.
Faith is active, not inactive. When we become Christians, we are already engaged in intense spiritual warfare. We do not let our guard down but are always ready to fight for the cost of Christ in this world.
Assumption 2: God Is My Genie
Another damaging assumption is that the statement “the Lord will fight for you” implies an expectation that God works based on our ways or preferences. This is the common scenario in the life of the believer.
We ask Him specific prayers and expect Him to move the way we want. The Lord is not a genie. Remember that we are in partnership with Him—His ways and will be done, not ours.
Assumption 3: Lack Of Personal Responsibility
Finally, another damaging assumption that can be applied to the statement “the Lord will fight for you” implies a lack of personal responsibility. They do not take Christian living seriously but instead live according to worldly pleasures and mindset.
When complications come out as the result of their disobedience, they can hand over their problems to God and expect a miracle. Christian living is a responsibility and accountability to God and to ourselves.
We are free to choose, but we are not free to choose the consequences. While God may fight on our behalf, we are still accountable for our lives.
How Does “The Lord Will Fight For You” Encourage Us Today?
“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.”
I keep my eyes always on the Lord. He is at my right hand. So I will always be secure.
“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 Lord promised that He is with us. He will never leave us nor forsake us. He is ready to act His wonders and miracles for us. Will you trust God today? If the answer is yes, let me encourage you to come into prayer.
Thank you, Father, for this wonderful truth that “you fight our battles, and we only need to be still.” I have my struggles, Lord. I do not know how to deal with it. I am laying it down at your feet, Lord. I need your divine intervention, and your best will be done. As for how you performed miracles in the eyes of Israelites in the presence of the people of Egypt, I asked Lord once again to see your salvation and deliverance in my situation. In Jesus’ name. Amen!
The promise “Lord will fight for you” is a source of comforting hope and encouragement from the Lord to all who believe in Him. It is a powerful reminder of God’s love, protection, and provision in every situation that seems unbearable, impossible, and beyond our control.
If God parted the Red Sea for Israelites to pass through and ambushed the Egyptian armies, He would do it again and again in our own Red Seas and enemies. Salvation and deliverance are His works, and His destination for us is the Promised Land.