http://bible.com/111/ISA43.2 When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior; I give Egypt for your ransom, Cush and Seba in your stead. Since you are precious and honored in my sight, and because I love you, I will give people in exchange for you, nations in exchange for your life. Do not be afraid, for I am with you; I will bring your children from the east and gather you from the west. I will say to the north, ‘Give them up!’ and to the south, ‘Do not hold them back.’ Bring my sons from afar and my daughters from the ends of the earth— everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made.” Lead out those who have eyes but are blind, who have ears but are deaf. All the nations gather together and the peoples assemble. Which of their gods foretold this and proclaimed to us the former things? Let them bring in their witnesses to prove they were right, so that others may hear and say, “It is true.” “You are my witnesses,” declares the Lord , “and my servant whom I have chosen, so that you may know and believe me and understand that I am he. Before me no god was formed, nor will there be one after me. I, even I, am the Lord , and apart from me there is no savior. I have revealed and saved and proclaimed— I, and not some foreign god among you. You are my witnesses,” declares the Lord , “that I am God. Yes, and from ancient days I am he. No one can deliver out of my hand. When I act, who can reverse it?”
This Joyce Meyer devotional was perfect….I woke up this morning feeling hopeful…. even though so many are not….
We’re All Fighting the Good Fight
I believe that one of the lies we often face is that we are the only one fighting against the devil. The devil likes to isolate us and make us think that we are the only one going through what we are going through.
The truth is, we are all fighting. You’re not the only one who gets weary. You’re not the only one who gets tired of standing and resisting Satan’s lies and even resisting your own feelings.
I have to fight the good fight of faith just like you do. And there are countless other believers standing with you against the enemy.
Best of all, God is with you every step of the way. Isaiah 43:2 promises that we’ll make it through trying times because God Himself goes with us. When we go through the waters, we won’t drown, and when we go through the fire, we won’t be burned, all because He is with us.
So be encouraged. Press on. God will give you strength and wisdom for every battle you face.
Prayer Starter: God, thank You for being with me and for all Your followers who are also fighting against the enemy. I won’t believe the lie that says I am alone. You are faithful and always with those in the body of Christ.