God: always has a man in the shadows….
Exodus 17:10-12 (KJV) “So Joshua did as Moses had said to him, and fought with Amalek: and Moses, Aaron, and Hur went up to the top of the hill. And it came to pass, when Moses held up his hand, that Israel prevailed: and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed. But Moses hands were heavy; and they took a stone, and put it under him, and he sat thereon; and Aaron and Hur stayed up his hands, the one on the one side, and the other on the other side; and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun”.
In this life we will face many trials, temptations and struggles which will test the very fiber of our being: we will be tossed about on every side by situations which will befuddle to clarity of our minds, but through it all we have to know who is holding up our arms in the fight.
In our reading today we see the man of God, love of God, called and anointed by God, going through a battle of major proportions and it was against a ruthless enemy who knew nothing about surrendering: they came to annihilate the people of God and bring them to shame and ridicule.
As the fighting pursued, there was a command post at the top of the hill: whenever the commander dropped His arms, the enemy overtook; when he raised His arms the battle was theirs for the taking.
In our lives today, we have to know who we serve: who is in control of the battles that occur in our lives; we have to know that lifted up arms in praise and adoration to the one who holds our lives will ensure victory in our struggles.
He will place the right man in our corner to ensure that our hands are lifted up when we get weak in our walk: hey my friend, God loves strategy even in coordinating our lives. Trust Him…