When The Battle Grows Tiring

2 Samuel 23 :10 – He was with David and went on fighting the Philistines till his hand became tired and stiff from gripping his sword: and that day the Lord gave a great salvation, and the people came back after him only to take the goods of the Philistines.

The battles of life can wear us down, and see how his hand became tired and stiff yet it adds. “and on that day the Lord gave a grear salvation” Yet obviously this battle lasted for sometime and if you are wielding a sword that long your hand may grow sore.

I see something in this verse I have not before seen. So often we may be closest to victory when we feel we cannot swing the sword for too much longer. We are often encouraged to patiently persevere through our trials and Galatians 6:9 says “Let us not grow weary in doing good, for at the proper time, we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”

Is your hand tired from fighting those Philistines in life, waging war against strongholds and sins that trip, or maybe some are facing opposition from actual people who do not believe in the Lord. For some others it may be fears, it may be financial struggles that wont let up- problems with health maybe, or a family problems. Yet keep trusting God and dont get tired and give up. Continue to fight with his strength by persevering and doing what His Word commands and eventually God will come through in some wonderful way. It may not be exactly as we thought but we can trust it will be for our greatest good.


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