Give Up The Fight
This past Sunday I preached about being caught in a raging storm. I knew before I preached it that I would be forced to practice it very soon. Some folks didn’t make it out the parking lot before they were pounded. Others like myself had about 24 hours before the next storm hit. And, I’m not talking about Hurricane Dorian. Although there have been many affected by that too.
You really can’t wake up expecting things to be perfect. We live in an imperfect world full of imperfect people. Jesus told us this world would be full of trials and sorrows. He also said to take heart because He has overcome this world. I think we must remind ourselves it’s Jesus and not us who has the power to overcome these unavoidable storms.
Too often I find myself wanting to fight for myself. Foolishly thinking that I should be strong enough to overcome anything. Seems God just waits on me to quit fighting a losing battle. To surrender fully the battle in front of me. To let Him fight for me what is way beyond my ability to overcome.
“The Lord will fight for you. You need only to be still.” Exodus 14:14