Psalm 5:11 But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee.
Have you ever watched a fight?! Cheering on your friend who was beating the “daylight’s” out of the other person?! As a young girl, I observed many of those situations and as I grew older have had to break up a few fights whether it be among siblings or young people who were having conflicts with each other. Most of the time these fights are about real trivialities; who is better that the other, or who has taken away the other friend. The picture of a fight with others cheering came to mind as I thought about how we can shout for joy because we have a great “Defender.” We know we will always come out victorious because He never fights and looses – we win because He wins and that is more than reason to rejoice.
So today, let Him fight your battles and you stand in the sidelines and shout for joy. Even while the fight is going on you can claim the victory. He is a winner all the time! Give Him your struggles, pain, anxieties, and whatever else that is giving you a fight today. Your job is to cheer Him on. Think of yourself cheering on your favourite sports team. You shout words of affirmation to them from the grandstands hoping that they will hear and be encouraged. As you cheer on Jesus you will be encouraging yourself in His word and before you know it you have come out victorious.
Turn your radio on, put on a praise song in your player and begin to shout for joy!!!
Hopelyn Mullings Brown©