All the men of Judah, with their wives and children and little ones, stood there before the LORD.Then the Spirit of the LORD came on Jahaziel son of Zechariah, the son of Benaiah, the son of Jeiel, the son of Mattaniah, a Levite and descendant of Asaph, as he stood in the assembly. He said: “Listen, King Jehoshaphat and all who live in Judah and Jerusalem! This is what the LORD says to you: ‘Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God’s. 2 Chronicles 20:13-15 NIV
When we get weary, physically and spiritually of being battle-worn in the fight against the enemy’s tactics, we must remember–this is not our fight–but God’s. And with Him going before us (daily as we live), He is more than enough.
Every time the enemy raises his ugly head, we should gather our families and friends and go before The Lord–petitioning Him, communicating with Him our concerns and then we simply let Him fight our battles. The only thing we need to do is stand firm on His Word and obey.
Remember Gideon–whose army was diminished in size, but won the battle.
Remember Joshua–who out of obedience saw the wall of Jericho come down.
Remember Moses–in the desert and crossing the Red Sea on dry land–not one person lost, except Pharaoh and his army who pursued God’s own.
Are we not God’s own? Can we not expect Him to do the same for us that He has done before for those of yesteryear? Can we not communicate with Him our needs and trust Him to win our battles?
Some of us have various battles that we fight on a daily basis–some physical, some spiritual, and some emotional. God knows and He cares and He’s just waiting for us to give it all to Him so we can know victory in Jesus.
A straying spouse–victory in Jesus.
Rebellious children–victory in Jesus.
Sickness and disease–victory in Jesus.
Warring factions in social media over this election–victory in Jesus.
Everything, not just some things, but everything will be as God planned it.
Remember–the real enemy is not the people we see and talk to or chat with on a regular basis, but it is a spiritual enemy–one who has already been defeated, on the cross.
Rise up and know that whatever battle is facing you today, it’s not yours to fight, but The Lord’s. We win!