And he said, Hearken ye, all Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem, and thou king Jehoshaphat, Thus saith the Lord unto you, Be not afraid nor dismayed by reason of this great multitude; for the battle is not yours, but God’s.2 Chronicles 20:15
Good Morning Beautiful,
There is great joy in this morning’s scripture. I take honor in knowing that I am not alone in this battle and that the God I serve will give me the tools I need to fight. The power in this scripture is that we yield our terms to God because this is His fight. We can come out victorious, but we have to understand that we can not walk in fear. We have to walk in trust.
We trust because the enemy will have us fighting the wrong battle, and we will miss out on what God has in store for us. God gives us direction, but are we listening, or are we still trying to do things on our own. Look at the command given to Jehoshaphat,
Ye shall not need to fight in this battle: set yourselves, stand ye still, and see the salvation of the Lord with you, O Judah and Jerusalem: fear not, nor be dismayed; tomorrow go out against them: for the Lord will be with you.2 Chronicles 20:17
We have to turn our listening ears on and understand that at times God is telling us to be still. Trust me when I say that I know the difficulty with this command. At times, it’s hard to wait, knowing that you can’t go left or right, and God is telling you to stand there. I am the type that will ask, “well, where is there’ exactly?” Mainly because ‘I’ want to know and feel the need that ‘I’ have some control. When we begin to believe that it’s in our will/control, we must recognize that it is the enemy telling us those lies. We have to remove ourselves and understand that this is all God; This is His fight, not ours. If we continue to try and fight on our terms, we will lose.
A scripture that brings me comfort during moments like these is, “Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations” (Jeremiah 1:5). God knows the purpose that you serve here on this earth, and He knows all the things that you will endure. God already fought the battle and won on your behalf. Don’t be dismayed by what you see for our thoughts are not God’s. He sees things in a way that we never will. So when He says rest and be still, we must do precisely that.
Take comfort this morning knowing that this battle is not yours, but God’s.
Digging deeper discussion questions
- Pray the prayer, “Show me my anxious thoughts.”
- What is God revealing to you?
- What thoughts are needing to be captured and put into captivity?
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