When You Feel Like You’re Fighting Your Battles All Alone

God & Man
God & Man

When you feel like you’re fighting your battles all alone—know that you’re not. Ever.

“For the LORD your God is the one who goes with you, to fight for you against your enemies, to save you.”

— Deuteronomy 20:4

This is the truth about our Father and His unending love: He will not leave or forsake us, even (and especially) in our hardest times. I know right now you’re pushing through something. I know it’s taking every bit of your strength to step forward, to continue on, maybe even to open your eyes.

But God is fighting for you and with you. You are not in this alone.

Each of us will face times of trouble in this life. Each of us will lose our footing, will be defeated, will be let down by the ones we love or backed against a wall and powerless to change what’s spiraling around us. This life will bring us hardship, loss, brokenness, and times where it feels like hope and love are the ten thousand miles away.

But it is in those tough times that our Father wants us to lean on Him.

There’s a saying that goes, ‘God only gives his hardest battles to His strongest soldiers,’ as if that’s supposed to bring us comfort, in the power of hearts. As if that’s supposed to give us the answers to the ‘whys’ spinning around our brain—Why did God let this happen? Why do I feel this way? Why do I have no control?—But I don’t think the saying is meant for us to find comfort in our own strength, but in His. See, I don’t think God gives us battles. Those are inevitable. Those are the works of the devil. Those are the icky parts of life. But He does promise that in Him, we are strong. Yes, we will undoubtedly face pain, but He will stand beside us, pushing us through.

He doesn’t give His battles to His strongest soldiers, He fights those battles with us and for us, helping us become strong soldiers, who, in His love and grace, are set free.

So whatever you’re facing right now, whatever is making your stomach churn with anxiety, whatever is aching in your bones, whatever is making your days stretch on slowly and painfully, give to Him.

Let Him shine His light in the darkness. Let His love give your spirit strength. Let His power bring you confidence and His love bring you healing.

You are not in this alone. The weight of the world is not supposed to be carried on your shoulders. The loss and heartache are not meant to sit heavy in your chest forever. Let Him stand beside you. Let Him draw His sword and shield and battle with you and for you.

Let your pain be healed in Him and know that these aren’t your battles to face alone. Not anymore, and not ever. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

Marisa is a writer, poet, & editor. She is the author of Somewhere On A Highway, a poetry collection on self-discovery, growth, love, loss and the challenges of becoming.

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