Are you fighting your battles spiritually or physically?

Are you fighting your battles spiritually or physically?

Choosing to fight a spiritual battle physically is a foolish choice. David came up against Goliath knowing that the battle was not to be won in the physical. David went into battle with the only weapon he needed, the knowledge of his God and who it was he served. He saw himself as vessel to be picked up by God and used and not the one that was truly fighting. He was only there to do as his almighty God would have him do.

[1Sa 17:37-50 NASB]

37 And David said, “The Lord who saved me from the paw of the lion and the paw of the bear, He will save me from the hand of this Philistine.” So, Saul said to David, “Go, and may the Lord be with you.” 38 Then Saul clothed David with his military attire and put a bronze helmet on his head and outfitted him with armor. 39 And David strapped on his sword over his military attire and struggled at walking, for he had not trained with the armor. So, David said to Saul, “I cannot go with these, because I have not trained with them.” And David took them [y]off. 40 Then he took his staff in his hand and chose for himself five smooth stones from the brook and put them in the shepherd’s bag which he had, that is, in his shepherd’s pouch, and his sling was in his hand; and he approached the Philistine.

41 Then the Philistine came and approached David, with the shield-bearer in front of him. 42 When the Philistine looked and saw David, he was contemptuous of him; for he was only a youth, and [z]reddish, with a handsome appearance. 43 So the Philistine said to David, “Am I a dog, that you come to me with sticks?” And the Philistine cursed David by his gods. 44 The Philistine also said to David, “Come to me, and I will give your flesh to the birds of the sky and the [aa]wild animals.” 45 But David said to the Philistine, “You come to me with a sword, a spear, and a [ab]saber, but I come to you in the name of the Lord of armies, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. 46 This day the Lord will hand you over to me, and I will strike you and remove your head from you. Then I will give the dead bodies of the army of the Philistines this day to the birds of the sky and the wild animals of the earth, so that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel, 47 and that this entire assembly may know that the Lord does not save by sword or by spear; for the battle is the Lords, and He will hand you over to us!”

48 Then it happened, when the Philistine [ac]came closer to meet David, that David ran quickly toward the battle line to meet the Philistine. 49 And David put his hand into his bag and took from it a stone and slung it and struck the Philistine on his forehead. And the stone penetrated his forehead, and he fell on his face to the ground.

50 So David prevailed over the Philistine with the sling and the stone: he struck the Philistine and killed him, and there was no sword in David’s hand. 

What is your battle today? What are you running away from? What armor are you trying to put on? Whatever battle you are facing today call on the Lord for help and he promises that he will be close to us and rescue us from our troubles. He never leaves us nor forsakes us (Deut 31:6). Instead of running, stand in a place to be used by God in this battle – usually that is on your knees in prayer to our almighty God and Father.

[Psa 34:17-18 NLT]

17 The LORD hears his people when they call to Him for help. He rescues them from all their troubles. 18 The LORD is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed.