Come Out Swinging

The LORD himself will fight for you. Just stay calm. – Exodus 14:14

To “come out swinging” means to strongly defend yourself or something you believe in… I’m a fighter, so when I hear this, something inside me says, “Yes!”


But let’s try a different tactic today, shall we? Let’s practice fighting the biblical way.

The LORD himself will fight for you.

Could we ask for anything more? Could we find a finer champion?

Just stay calm.

Ah. There’s the rub, isn’t it? Just. Stay. Calm.

I’ll take a page from my precious little nephew’s book on this one.

photo credit: lorenkerns via photopin cc

photo credit: lorenkerns via photopin cc


The kind of swinging that calms him most is more the kind our King has in mind, don’t you think?

The next time you hear “come out swinging”, well… do just that.

The LORD himself will fight for you. Just stay calm.

Lord Jesus, remind us today, when it feels like a fight, that You have other plans for us. Better plans. Sweet plans. Help us to trust. In Jesus’ Name, Amen…

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14 Comments on “Come Out Swinging

    • May your Wednesday be blessed, too, Joanne! Heart Hugs <3

  1. What a blessing to have God in our corner! Trusting Him to do the best thing in any situation can sometimes be hard, but He is full of truth and justice. He will fight for us always!

    Blessings, Joan
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    • It can be SO hard, Joan. I keep reminding myself of this verse so I can remember the right kind of swinging. 🙂 Heart Hugs, Shelly <3

    • I’m so glad to meet you, too, Andy! I’m glad God could get the message to you. Heart Hugs, Shelly <3

  2. Shelly, I loved this! Such wonderful advice. Your right…just let God do our fighting! This is my first time to link on 3Word Wednesday and guess who was right beside me? My sweet, encouraging friend YOU! Many blessings! …<…Cathy
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    • How cool, Cathy!! You are such a sweet sister. 3 Word Wednesday is one of my favorite things, and I just adore Beth. I know you will, too. Heart Hugs, Shelly <3

  3. Relax and Let go.
    God’s got this ~~

    I think He is trying to get this message through to many Shelly- we need to trust him more and quit trying to fix everything ourselves, huh?

    I LOVE it that He fights for me, too.
    There is a verse that says : He rebukes the devourer FOR us:
    Malachi 3:11
    And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes

    Why do we struggle so much with letting Him do what he’s so good at ?

    Blessings to you, my friend.

    • Oh, Mary, you’re so right! When I became ill, I realized what a control freak I was LOL

      He is so good to us. Heart Hugs, Shelly <3

    • Thanks so much for blessing me with your comment, Heather! Heart Hugs, Shelly <3

  4. That picture made me smile big. What a better way He provides. Stay still and let Him fight for us. Thank you so much for this reminder. Love you.

    • Love you, too, Beth! Happy Swinging Weekend! 🙂 Heart Hugs, Shelly <3

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