How do you win a battle without fighting the powerful enemy preparing for war against your body, your family, or your business?
Almost 3000 years ago, armies from a few countries gathered against the children of God. So they prayed and the Lord spoke to them through a prophet.
“Listen, King Jehoshaphat and all who live in Judah and Jerusalem! This is what the LORD says to you: ‘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, Judah and Jerusalem. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Go out to face them tomorrow, and the LORD will be with you.'” [2 Chronicles 20:15, 17]
What do we learn from these verses about winning without fighting?
It’s not your fight!
- The battle is not yours, but God’s
- You will not have to fight this battle
- The Lord will give you deliverance
- The Lord will be with you.
Be still, be courageous, and face them!
- Do not be afraid or discouraged
- Take up your positions
- Stand firm and see
- Go out and face them
Dear friend, you are God’s child, and he will fight the battle for you.
Do not be afraid. Do not be discouraged. The battle is not yours, but God’s!