I was prompted to read 2 Chronicles 20, a story that I’ve never read.
At that time, Israel was facing an attack from the “vast army” of the combined forces of Moabites and Ammonites… and King Jehoshaphat of Israel was “alarmed”.
In front of the temple, he prayed to the Lord, “….. If calamity comes upon us, whether the sword of judgment, or plague or famine, we will stand in Your Presence before this temple that bears your Name and will cry out to You in our distress, and You will hear us and save us.”
“… For we have no power to face this vast army that is attacking us. We do not know what to do, but our eyes are upon You.”
For which the Lord replied: “…. Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God’s…”
“…You will not have to fight this battle. Take up your positions; stand firm and see the deliverance the LORD will give you..”
“…Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Go out to face them tomorrow, and the LORD will be with you. ”
In the end, “all the men of Judah and Jerusalem returned joyfully to Jerusalem, for the LORD had given them cause to rejoice over their enemies” and “the kingdom of Jehoshaphat was at peace, for his God had given him rest on every side.”
I am reminded, once again, that God is fighting my battles and my job is only to stand firm and see His works. He will give me a cause to rejoice and provide peace and rest for me on every side.
If God is for me, who (or what) can be against me?
In Jesus name, Amen!!
The Hands of God will make us bask in victory!!