GOD FIGHTS FOR YOU
Can you recall the times when you have found yourself in a dangerous situation? If yes, what did you do?
Do you know that God saves not just our lives but also opportunities that we think we have lost over time due to some unplanned circumstances? He saved us in some situations we never imagine we can get away with it. He saves us from the work of the devil and evil people. He fought a good fight for us, even before we were born, and He continuously fights for us to victory.
When I pray, I pray for a heart to forgive and forget. I pray for people that I hurt, that they may come out in the open so I can say ‘sorry’ or either way, to come out and they can tell me that I have hurt them and so that I can say ‘sorry’ to them in return. Indeed, God knows everything. God has His way to make people realize that they are wrong and have wronged. Someone long time ago gave me this Healing Prayer at Bedtime:
“Lord, Jesus, through the power of the Holy Spirit, go back into my memory as I sleep.
Every hurt that has ever been done to me, heal that hurt.
Every hurt that I have ever caused another person, heal that hurt.
All the relationships that have been damaged in my whole life that I am not aware of, heal those relationship.
I chose to forgive and to ask to be forgiven.
Remove whatever bitterness may be in my heart.
Lord, fill the empty spaces with Your love. Thank you Jesus. Amen.”
Just recently, a letter arrived from someone who sent a ‘sincere apology’ for he had wronged me. Was I happy? So-so. I felt thankful at first, and then I felt sorry for him after. Thankful that God answered my prayers fighting for justice and the truth to come out. ‘Sorry ‘because it’s a pity for these people to just believe someone who use the abused of power to implicate others just to sustain their greed of power. Does justice prevail? What will you do in this situation? Will you forgive and forget? or just forgive and do not forget? Forgiveness is easier said than done. But God promised that, “The Lord will fight for you; you have only to keep still.” (Exodus 14:14)
With this promise, I have never failed to trust God and hope in His goodness and promises. Along the road, God did not promise for a ‘smooth ride.’ But I have to take up my crosses and face my challenges and implement it faithfully. Because no matter how big the battle I am facing, in quietness, God will fight for me and for us. My priest friend said, “God is greater than the battle we are facing. Trust the Lord to fight for you, to lead you.” That was an inspiration to keep still because yes, God is fighting for us.
At the end of the day, I believed that life is still about relationship. It may be difficult to know God’s will, but keep still, for God has lined up many opportunities for you to render good in this world, there are good people around you that will help you stand when it’s needed and face the right opportunities for you to show your worth. Keep still and keep your faith. Hold on tight to Him and pray without ceasing. God will indeed fight for you! /MP