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The Lord Fights For You

The Lord Fights For You
Deuteronomy 20:4
By Laura McDonald


Many years ago before Wayne and I became a couple God told us to be apart for a little while. I believe He was testing our hearts and doing a work in each of us individually so He could bring us together in His timing. It was not easy, but we agreed to be obedient.

I remember a statement Wayne made when we talked things over. He told me that the only way he could agree to be apart was because he knew it was God. He said, “Other than that I would fight for you.” I have never forgotten those words because they really meant a lot to me.

We have now been married over twenty years and I have seen my husband fight for me again and again. He stands with me when I am going through things. He defends me. He honors me.

As I was reading my God’s promise book recently I came upon a scripture found in Deuteronomy 20:4 (NIV). It says, “For the Lord your God is the one who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies to give you victory.” When I read that scripture my heart leaped. Not only did my husband promise to fight for me, but also my Heavenly Father has done the same!

In whatever battles we face we are never alone. God will not leave you nor forsake. He will fight for you and give you the victory! That is not just a “feel good” statement, it is a promise. As you continue to develop a personal relationship with the Lord through prayer, worship and the word God will lead you and guide you.

As you face challenges He will fight for you and GIVE you the victory (God is the greatest gift giver there is). Be encouraged today. God is on your side. He is with you and He is fighting for you!