Hold on in prayer


Exodus 17:11,12 – “Whenever Moses held up his hand, Israel prevailed, and whenever he lowered his hand, Amalek prevailed. But Moses’ hands grew weary, so they took a stone and put it under him, and he sat on it, while Aaron and Hur held up his hands, one on one side, and the other on the other side. So his hands were steady until the going down of the sun.”

Joshua was leading a war against the Amalekites who had came against the Israelites. Joshua might have been fighting on the battlefield, but the course of the war was being determined on a nearby hill. As long as Moses held up his hand, the Israelites were winning, but when he lowered them, they were losing. Of course, it wasn’t Moses’ hands that were winning the war but God who honored the Israelites’ faith in Him.

So often, we come across battlefields in our own lives – difficult circumstances and storms that threaten to wreck our lives. In those times, it is essential that we hold up our hands in prayer and hold on to God with every last bit of our strength. But there might also come a time when you get weary of holding on in prayer, just like Moses’ hands got weary. In such circumstances, when you feel too dejected and worn out to even pray, you need someone else who can uphold you in prayer (just like Aaron and Hur held up Moses’ hands when he got weary).

Make godly acquaintances who can support you in prayer when you’re going through a rough patch in your life. Similarly, strive to be supportive of someone else who may be going through a tough time. Uphold them in prayer when you know they are losing faith. We don’t have to go through storms alone. Keep praying, get prayer support, and be a prayer warrior for someone else. As long as we hold on in prayer, the victory is ours in Jesus’ Name!