By: Lisa Wilmore
Scripture: The Amalekites came and attacked the Israelites at Rephidim. Moses said to Joshua, “Choose some of our men and go out to fight the Amalekites. Tomorrow I will stand on top of the hill with the staff of God in my hands.” As long as Moses held up his hands, the Israelites were winning, but whenever he lowered his hands, the Amalekites were winning. When Moses’ hands grew tired, they took a stone and put it under him and he sat on it. Aaron and Hur held his hands up; one on one side, one on the other; so that his hands remained steady till sunset. So Joshua overcame the Amalekite army with the sword
(Exodus 17:8?-?9?, ?11?-?13 NIV).
In the above noted passage of scriptures, God enabled the Israelites to win the battle against the Amalekites. Moses stood on the hill with the staff of God in his hands. As his hands became tired, Aaron and Hur held his hands up. Afterwards, they seated him on a stone as they continued to extend his hands upwards toward heaven. As long as his hands were raised, the Israelites prevailed with ultimate victory over a warlike nation, the Amalekites. This victory truly revealed to the Israelites that God was with them as he had promised. What battles do you need to trust God with?
Perhaps there are battles such as cancer, financial instability, job insecurity, etc. which may cause you to lose hope and give up on God. In fact, you may be experiencing battles within the church. People may gossip about you and spread untruths about your character which challenges your desire to wait on God for answers. Therefore, wait on God and know that our heavenly Father fights our battles. So, keep praying and trusting in him.
The Bible consists of several truths in reference to God’s power which is revealed through his rescuing many who trusted him. Biblical truths such as David prevailing over Goliath (I Samuel 17), Daniel’s victory in the lion’s den (Daniel 6), Jesus conquering death (Hebrews 2:14), and many other truths from which we may glean that encourages us to trust God with our battles. Most importantly, we can trust him to handle all of our battles due to his proven record of accomplishments.
With this in mind, we must never trust in our own strength, might, or intelligence. Instead, we must depend on God to fight every battle.
Those who choose to believe that God is the one who gets the victory when we are approached with challenges, truly understands how powerful he really is.
In the final analysis, trust God with all of your battles and remember to give him the glory, honor and praise.