August 27–When the Battles are the LORD’s…Rescue is Sure!

The LORD reached down from on high and took hold of me;

He drew me out of deep waters.

He rescued me from my powerful enemy,

from my foes, who were too strong for me.

They confronted me in the day of disaster,

but the LORD was my support.

He brought me out into a spacious place;

He rescued me because He delighted in me.

2 Samuel 22:17-20

Are you in the midst of a battle? At work? At home? With your husband? With your wife? With your ex? With your children? With anyone?

Do you feel like you are being overwhelmed by the deep waters of these conflicts, of these battles? Do you feel backed into a corner with no place to go?

If “Yes” is our answer, then we really need to ask ourselves some other questions:

  • What part am I playing to keep the battle going?
  • In what ways have I gotten myself into these deep waters?
  • What have I done to back myself, or the other person, into a corner so that resolution no longer seems like a remote possibility?
  • On whose power, strength and support have I truly been depending? On God’s or on my own?
  • Do I really want to be rescued from this battle? Or does the conflict itself somehow bring justification to my actions?

If our battles are really for the cause of Jesus Christ, then: Battle on in the power and Word and Spirit of our Living God!

We can be sure these battles will be won by the LORD in His time, in His way and for all eternity.

If, however, our battles have grown out of our pride, our lack of forgiveness, our stubborn-self-focused thinking and our lack of true Jesus-like sacrificial love, then we might as well just suck those deep waters right into our lungs…because we are not breathing or thinking or speaking or acting or living or loving…or battling…in the way that pleases—that delights—our LORD!

When our battles are the LORD’s battles and our foes are the LORD’s foes: sin and death—then, we will be rescued…then, we will be safe, empowered, strengthened, supported and brought into the spacious place of God’s perfect peace now and forever.

In love, peace and purposeful passion,                                                               Sylane 

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