Persistence in the Battle

By Michael Youssef, Ph.D.

Read Exodus 5:10-23.

“Let my people go.” This was the constant refrain from Moses as he pleaded with Pharaoh for the Israelites, but it was all he could say. It was what God had told him to say. So Moses kept saying it—even when Pharaoh refused to listen. The worse the situation became, the more Moses had to exercise his faith in God. The angrier Pharaoh became, the more Moses had to trust God. Had Moses reacted out of his frustration in the moment, the Israelites might still be slaves in Egypt today. Thankfully, Moses was persistent, and he was patient.

In the battles we face, we must also be persistent and patient. You see, no matter what Satan may throw at us, the battle has already been won. The enemy’s teeth were knocked out at the cross. His bark can sometimes be scary, but the children of God are safe in the Father’s hands. So don’t give up!

Just as Moses had one refrain, so our constant refrain must be, “Satan, let me go!” Perhaps you are struggling with a stubborn sin or an addiction. Remember, never stop saying, “Let me go!” If you have a son or a daughter in trouble or a spouse who does not yet know the Lord, never give up praying for them. Never, ever stop saying, “Let them go!”

Prayer: God, help me to persevere in following Your will. I trust that You are at work even when things seem at a standstill. Grant me Your patience and deep faith to persist. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.

“Moses returned to the LORD and said, ‘Why, Lord, why have you brought trouble on this people? Is this why you sent me?’” (Exodus 5:22).

Learn more in Dr. Michael Youssef’s sermon Treasure That Lasts: Giving Up Gold for Glory, Part 5: LISTEN NOW

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