2 Chronicles 32:7-8
Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or dismayed before the king of Assyria and all the horde that is with him, for there are more with us than with him. With him is an arm of flesh, but with us is the Lord our God, to help us and to fight our battles.” And the people took confidence from the words of Hezekiah king of Judah.
The arm of flesh versus the hand of God. Not much of a contest, is it? Even when the “horde” come against us (and they will!) “there are more with us….”
The arm of flesh versus the hand of God. Man makes great boasts and builds impressive stuff. Some of that stuff is threatening. But the Lord our God is with us “to help us and to fight our battles.”
The arm of flesh versus the hand of God. Fear is a ready companion when the future looks bleak, when the test results bring dreaded news, when a spouse says, “It’s over.” But if God is for us, who can be against us.
The arm of flesh versus the hand of God. Be confident. God will have his way every time!
- Remember that prayer is simply talking to God. Tell him what’s on your heart. Share with him all your fears.
- Ask God to replace your fears with his courage. Tell God what he has promised—“With [me] is the Lord [my] God, to help [me] and to fight [my] battles.”
Father, thank you for the reminder that you are on our side…even when the enemy threatens, even when the day is dark, even when the valleys are deep. When you are on our side…we always win. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
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