The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.

Exodus 14:14

He makes wars cease
    to the ends of the earth.
He breaks the bow and shatters the spear;
    he burns the shields with fire.
He says, “Be still, and know that I am God;
    I will be exalted among the nations,
    I will be exalted in the earth.”

The Lord Almighty is with us;
    the God of Jacob is our fortress.

Psalm 46:9-11

Our God is fully capable of winning battles without committing a single casualty to the fight. God does not inflict collateral damage. In fact, Paul tells us that since our struggle is “not against flesh and blood” in his letter to the church in Ephesus, we know that the enemy we face is not a needy human sinner like us but a spiritual enemy seeking to damage our resolve and convince us to give up the fight.

So don’t give up. Be still and be victorious. The one who fights for us has never lost.

Ethan Kirl