September 15, 2017

The Lord Will Fight for You

September 15, 2017

Exodus 14:1-18
This week’s sermon text: Romans 6:1-14, 15-23

The Israelites are free. They are on their journey away from Egypt, and Pharaoh changes his mind. He has lost his workforce. He must get them back. So he readies his army to go after them.

The Israelites see Pharaoh approaching and grow very fearful. Moses encourages them not to be afraid, for God will deliver them.

My dear friend Cheryl, a teacher who helped lead my youth group when I was in high school, passed away last year. She had been sick for some time. As she was sick, she grasped onto verse 14, “The Lord will fight for you; you need only be still.”

Everyone who knew her prayed that verse over and over again, pleading with God to heal our friend.

And she passed away still. And it created a wound that still hurts a year later.

But her fight is over. The Lord relieved her pain and brought her home.

Sometimes the battle doesn’t go the way we think it should or the way we want it to go. And yet, the Lord still fights for us. And the victory is still God’s.


  • What battles is God fighting for you?
  • What fears do you need to bring to God?


  • What do you want to praise God for today?

Lord, fight for us. And help us trust you in our fears. You are trustworthy and good. Help us remember who you are. Amen.