Devotional by Pastor Brian Chilton
Have you ever had a person treat you poorly? What kind of response did you want to give back to them? If you are like most people, you probably want to give the person a good piece of your mind or maybe even a punch in the snoot. As a child, I was the victim of bullying. Because of that, one of my childhood heroes was the Incredible Hulk. It was such a fascinating site to see when poor Bruce Banner was treated so poorly, only to strike revenge by transforming into a large green Goliath.
While turning into muscular versions of the Green Giant may be out of the question, we have someone who promises to fight our battles who is even greater and grander than the comic book gargantuan. God promises to fight our battles for us. When the Israelites were rescued from the Egyptians, they came to an impasse known as the Red Sea. The Egyptians chased after them. The sound of their horses’ hoofbeats could be heard at an elevated pitch as the Israelites felt the pressure of their imminent demise. Moses told the people, “Don’t be afraid. Stand firm and see the Lord’s salvation that he will accomplish for you today; for the Egyptians you see today, you will never see again. The Lord will fight for you, and you must be quiet” (Exod. 14:13-14). God did just that by dividing the Red Sea in two, allowing the Israelites to walk across on dry land.
We may want to lash out at the person or thing that bothers us. But know that the Lord will fight your battles for you. When you have the Sovereign, Omnipotent, Omniscient, Omnipresent, Creator fighting for you, then why worry about what you will do? Turn your cares and concerns over to God. Let him fight your battles for you. He will make far more of an imprint than you ever could.