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.” 2 Chronicles 20:12

When the battle gets hard, it is easy to feel overwhelmed. The size of the enemy can feel like too much for us. Some folks have been fighting the same enemy for years and feel no closer to victory than when they started. The strength they had at first is gone. Fatigue is now leading to discouragement and they may just want to give up.

Whether he comes at us in the form of another person, like a boss or an ex-spouse, or in the form of our own inner struggles, like depression, anxiety or worry, our enemy can feel mighty and strong.

King Jehoshephat faced a great enemy. A vast army was coming to make war. Jehoshephat knew the Isrealites could not defeat this army by the power of their physical strength. So he gathered the people together and cried out to God. Jehoshephat reminded God that He had given them the land. He asked God to save them.

God spoke through a prophet and told Jehoshephat not to fear, because the battle was the Lord’s. Not only would God’s people be victorious, they would not even have to fight. When Israel reached the battle site, they saw nothing but dead bodies. The other soldiers had turned on each other. Not one remained standing.

When the battle is near, cry out to God. Let Him fight for you, and you may find that the battle is won before you even get there.

God, this battle that I am facing is not mine; it’s yours. This fight is too big for me. Please intervene and fight for me. Amen.

Take Action

If you are in a battle, or one is coming, pray Jehoshephat’s prayer. Allow God to eradicate your fears. Be confident that He is with you. You could also try this great challenge: ARE YOU IN A SPIRITUAL BATTLE?

Share a comment. How do you deal with fear or uncertainty as a Christian? 



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