Have you ever gotten weary in fighting for something? You can certainly get tired when it feels like all you do is fight. Fighting with your kids, and for your kids. Fighting against your parents ideals and then one day you find yourself fighting for those very same ideals.
Fighting against the drama and the confusion that result from a poor choice. Fighting to respect the need for consequences. Fighting to hold up your end of a project. Fighting against injustice.
Battles at home, at work and in our community. Battles in our minds and in our hearts. Battles come in all shapes and sizes. Maybe it's as simple as a friend who is getting on your last nerve or as difficult as a desperate battle for your very life.
Whatever the battle is, weariness can exist. Whether it's spiritual, physical, mental or you find yourself in a relationship battle, it's warfare. We can find ourselves weary.
Each of us, as children of God, are also warriors in the battle against our common enemy. Warriors who stand together in battle. Warriors who support one another in battle. Warriors who unite in battle. Warriors Unite.
Look around you and find your comrades. Find those people who can hold up your arms when your battle is taking a toll on your strength. Comrades who will sit by your side through the thick of the battle. Comrades who will hold up your arms just as Hur and Aaron held up the arms of Moses.
It can feel tough when the battle is taking its toll. Remember this. When your arms are raised in battle, you never stand alone. Never. Jesus is always there. When we feel at our weakest, He is most certainly at His strongest.
Exodus 17: 10-13 MSG
"Joshua did what Moses ordered in order to fight Amalek. And Moses, Aaron, and Hur went to the top of the hill. It turned out that whenever Moses raised his hands, Israel was winning, but whenever he lowered his hands, Amalek was winning. But Moses’ hands got tired. So they got a stone and set it under him. He sat on it and Aaron and Hur held up his hands, one on each side. So his hands remained steady until the sun went down. Joshua defeated Amalek and its army in battle."