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Friends Who Hold Our Arms Up

Updated: Dec 19, 2019

"When Moses' arms grew tired, Aaron and Hur brought a stone for him to sit on, while they stood beside him and held up his arms, holding them steady until the sun went down. In this way Joshua totally defeated the Amalekites.

Then the Lord said to Moses, “Write an account of this victory, so that it will be remembered. Tell Joshua that I will completely destroy the Amalekites.”"-Exodus 17:12-14

In this season, this has grown to be one of my favorite passages. Let me set the stage:

Moses would sit on the top of the mountain in prayer and worshiping the Lord, with his arms held high as the Isrealites fought the battles the Lord sent them to. Whenever his arms were up, the Isrealites would be winning the battle. Whenever his arms went down, the Isrealites would begin to lose.

The battle would go on for hours. Could you imagine standing with your arms held high for hours knowing that if you let them down your people would die? Talk about pressure. But here's the beauty in this story: as Moses grew tired, his friends came alongside of him, giving him a place to rest and holding his arms up when his strength failed. He could not stand and fight on his own, he needed his friends to hold him up and lives were dependent on it.

Isn't this also true for you and me? When we grow tired, weak or weary, we can turn to friends and ask them to hold up our arms for us. They can do this by praying for us, encouraging us or sitting with us. Surround yourself with women who will hold your arms up when you're tired. Surround yourself with women who will give you a place to rest. Don't know any women like that? We do. Connect with us, we'd love to stand by your side.

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