2 Chronicles 20:15
And he said, “Listen, all Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem and King Jehoshaphat: Thus says the Lord to you, ‘Do not be afraid and do not be dismayed at this great horde, for the battle is not yours but God’s.’”
These words were spoken to King Jehoshaphat and his people as they prepared for battle. The nation was not to be intimidated by their opponent’s massive army. Regardless of soldiers and equipment, God’s people held the trump card—Almighty God was on their side. And…God is still on the side of his people.
That’s a truth I need to remind myself of each day. Sometimes when I face my vast armies, I feel alone and defeated. I convince myself that the battle is lost before the battle begins. I am certain that I can’t deal with—much less defeat—the challenge ahead. I can never find the strength for victory when I look to myself. But then looking to myself for victory is the real problem, isn’t it?
God reminds us that the battle is not ours to fight. He will be the One fighting for us. We simply need to trust him. Regardless of today’s challenges—and granted, the challenges may look like a vast army—“the battle is not yours, but God’s.” And I’ll let you in on a little secret—God is and will always be—undefeated!
- Ask God to remind you often that he is on your side. He will fight the battles for you.
- Ask God to remind you often that he loves your children more than you do. He is more than capable of fighting their battles for them. Trust him to take care of your family.
Father, I pray that this truth in today’s passage drives fear and discouragement from our hearts. Thank you for fighting our battles for us. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
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