SPECIAL READINGS: Psalm 90, Psalm 91
2 Chronicles 20:15– …. 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
What would happen if you looked at the circumstances you find yourself in and said” the battle is not mine it’s the Lord’s? What would happen if you did as Jehoshaphat, in verse 3; he reminded GOD of all He had already done.
What about you? Can you reflect on all God has already done in your life? Jehoshaphat acknowledged his fear but proclaimed “but our eyes are upon thee” (verse 12). As followers of Christ, we need to be mindful, the battle is not ours but GOD’S. We can make all kinds of plans, and often they go astray; things just don’t work out, but God is still in charge. I encourage you to let the story of Jehoshaphat be an encouragement to you. You see he had three armies coming against him and his people. He was afraid. Yet, in his fear he stood before God waiting for instructions.
The devil’s role is to seek and destroy. (1 Peter 5:8) The devil looks for the weak areas in our lives and then he jumps right in. Oh, he’s eager to bring us down. Yet, if our eyes are on Christ, our eyes on the Master, everything will be alright. God will bring us through. Can you wait on God? Can you wait amidst the atmosphere of uncertainty? Can you wait certain in the power of God to deliver.
Remember “the battle is not ours its God’s.”
PRAYER: Holy Father, give us strength to stand no matter what comes. Let the loving assurance of your mighty power rest and abide with in each of us as we move from day to day. Lord we are leaning and depending on you. We will serve you. Thank you Lord for being our God. Thank you for loving us so. Amen