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When Life Feels Like a Losing Battle

Work feels like a constant battle with your manager (or should we call him a micro manager 🙄).

Somehow every call with your parents ends up circling the same, familiar argument.

Even your best friend has been pushing your buttons lately. 

Every area of your life is starting to feel like a losing battle. Can you just catch a break? 

When your fuse feels short and your resolve is faltering, you’ve got an option besides giving in. Have you tried just being still? You read that right. Not fuming, not fighting your own battles. Just an intentional, resilient stillness. In today’s scripture meditation on Exodus 14:14, we’re going to consider an invitation that God extended to the Israelites thousands of years ago that we can still take him up on today. Check it out!

Exodus 14:14

“The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.”

Observations from the Text

  • God fights for his people
  • Sometimes, God expects his people to be still
  • Stillness requires trusting God

Prayers of Response

Victorious Jesus, I confess that I took ______ into my own hands instead of waiting on your timing.

Kind Father, I’m so glad that you didn’t leave me alone to deal with ______, and that you are with me every step of the way.

Prayer Requests

God, help me to not be afraid of ______, but to have confidence that you will work things out according to your purpose.

I know that ______ (name) is having a really difficult time. Would you show up in a mighty way to defend, save, and encourage her/him?

Prayers of Readiness

Today, as I ______, I don’t want to default to defensiveness or arguments. Instead, I’ll remember how I can have confidence that you will provide for me. 

God, I want to stand still and watch you deliver ______ (name) from ______.


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