My friends, I pray all is well with you and your families!
As a student of the Word, I am learning to rely on God for everything and anything and it makes my life so much easier and happier. You see, I have learned that with every blessing that is being bestowed on me, there will be a battle. A battle may come in the form of sickness, worry, depression, drugs, death, divorce, unemployment, a calling, a neighbor, a friend, a family member. However, I have learned that the battle is not mine, so I take it to the Lord. God has promised to fight that battle for me so I can enjoy my blessings. Exodus 14:14 tells us that we must remain calm and the Lord will fight for us. King Hezekiah of Judah told his people, "...we have our Lord God to help us and to fight our battles..." (2 Chronicles 32:8).
My friends, if by chance you forget to give the Lord your battle, just remember the song that Shari Addison sings, No battle, no blessings. Shari sings, there is no blessing without a battle, but know that the battle is not yours. No blessing without a battle, but know that this battle is not yours; you've got to trust and believe God. Yes, that's it, trust and believe God with all your heart, mind and soul. God tells us to bring our battle to Him and leave it at the cross. We must be obedient in our walk with Christ and this means that we must not carry the burden on our own.
Have faith, be strong, be obedient, keep pressing, keep believing, keep praying, keep moving, just know that the battle is not yours.
Therese from Belize