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. (II Chronicles 20:15 KJV)
The Battle is the Lord's!
I am always humbled when ever someone reads one of these devotional entries and gives me a call, sends an email, gives me encouragement, requests prayer, needs an appointment to talk further, ask that I call, writes a letter or needs further encouragement and support.
You see, my calling is to encourage folks everywhere to trust and depend completely on God for he can help. I love doing that.
One recent email from a university student half way around the world stated, "I am confused, worried and burdened about my current situation. I am wondering how my life will end up considering this down economy. What should I do?"
If I tell you that I don't face my trials and go through difficult times, I would be lying. What I can tell you though, is that during every circumstance of my life, I make a desperate effort to recognise that the battle that I am going through is being fought by the one in whom I trust - Jesus Christ, and he will work it out for my good.
If we are to win in every situation and problem in our life, the Lord must be the one fighting our battles - EVERYTIME.
King Jehosophat recognized the power that lieth in the Master and went to him for help too. 2 Ch 20:4-6 And Judah gathered themselves together, to ask help of the LORD: even out of all the cities of Judah they came to seek the LORD. 5 And Jehoshaphat stood in the congregation of Judah and Jerusalem, in the house of the LORD, before the new court, 6 And said, O LORD God of our fathers, art not thou God in heaven? and rulest not thou over all the kingdoms of the heathen? and in thine hand is there not power and might, so that none is able to withstand thee?
With that faith, history tells us about how Jehosophat's nation came out triumphantly. His formula - "Let God Fight All Battles." He'll do a much better job than us!
Friend, you will come through triumphantly if you
1. Put Your Trust in God.
2. Have Faith that God is well able to help.
3. Put the matter in his hands by praying and telling him about your situation.
4. Stop worrying and wondering. Let God fight the battle and win!