“Praise be to the Lord, who has given rest to his people Israel just as he promised. Not one word has failed of all the good promises he gave through his servant Moses.” – 1 Kings 8:56
Over the last couple of days, we have talked about fighting for something that appears to be lost or on the verge of being lost. Genesis 14 tells the story of Abram fighting for his nephew, Lot, who was part of the promise God had given Abram. The devil was testing Abram, but Abram passed the test by fighting for Lot rather than giving up.
Abram knew that Lot was part of the promise God had given him. As a believer, you have probably received a promise from God. If not already, at some point, you will come to a place where you will depend on God, and He will come through with a promise. However, God might allow the devil to test you by temporarily taking what was promised. Or maybe you have yet to receive that promise and circumstances seem as if it will never happen.
No matter what the situation or circumstance appears to be, like Abram, you cannot give up. Proverbs 30:5 says, “Every word of God is flawless; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.” If God promised you something, He will deliver. It does not matter if that seems next to impossible in this moment. But God might require something of you, and that is for you to keep fighting for whatever it is God has in store for you. Trust me my friend, if God promised it, it’s a promise worth fighting for.
It might require you to take action. You might have to give up an addiction before you receive what God has promised. You might have to go through a challenging period in which God is refining your character. Or you might lose someone in your life who is not meant to be around when your promise is delivered. Whatever the case might be, if God promised it, you can count on it. But it might require something on your part. No matter what you go through, remember, God’s promises are always worth fighting for.