Battles and Bitterness


In the battles that we face, whether they are physical or spiritual, it is easy for a believer to lose hope and despair. That is because the challenges seem so big to us, that we often become overwhelmed by them and we are inclined to fall on our knees, broken and in tears.

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However, it does not have to be that way. Instead of being depressed over over situation, we can come to Lord in prayer. When we do this, an amazing thing happens. The “giants” that we face become smaller and smaller, and our God becomes bigger and bigger.

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Remembering that God is the One who fights our battles is the key to letting go of all bitterness during the battles of life. Let us turn away from these challenges and embrace the Almighty. When we do this, let us be endowed with His strength and we will overcome all things.

Hearts Set Free Blog

I’ve heard it again and again. The Christian life is not a playground, but a battle field.

It seems that daily there are battles to fight. In the days when depression plagued me, I battled hopelessness. These days in various areas of my life I battle discouragement and fear on a regular basis.

In relationships I battle to maintain a loving attitude as I face rejections.

Recently I was reminded by the Lord that He fights my battles for me as I cooperate with Him.

“Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God’s.” 2 Chronicles 20:15 NIV

The vast army in this verse is a literal army, but in my life the vast army can be negative thoughts or destructive mindsets.

Yet in the midst, He intervenes to give me courage when I’m discouraged and faith when fear threatens…

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