In the midst of current events there is so much loss. So much devastation. So much uncertainty. So much social unrest. So much hatred. Yet in it all, God’s shield of protection surrounds us.
I find I must constantly pick up my Bible, read what it says, and remind myself these battles are not mine to fight alone. For the God who placed the stars in the heavens and planets in motion remains on his throne. He remains in control. He is able to keep his shield of protection securely wrapped around each of us.
During these troubling times, we might feel helpless but we really aren’t. Through the power of prayer we can petition God to place his shield around each and every situation we face. The battles we face in this life are the Lord’s to fight on our behalf.
Even though they faced a large enemy when the Old Testament king Jehoshaphat and his army prepared to go into battle, God told them not to be discouraged or afraid. The outcome of the battle didn’t depend on what Jehoshaphat and his army could or couldn’t do. The outcome depended on God.
Jehoshaphat was told he and his men didn’t need to fight the battle. Their job was to meet the enemy, take up their positions, and wait. The Lord would give the victory.
There are battles all around us. Health battles. Job battles. Family battles. Financial battles. Relationship battles.
We’ve been given our orders. We are not to look at our discouraging circumstances and be overcome with fear. We are instructed to face the enemy and wait upon the Lord to win the victory.
Whenever we feel as if we’re fighting an impossible battle, no matter what foe we may be up against or how bleak the situation may appear, our hope of victory comes through the confidence we have in God’s shield of protection wrapped securely around us.
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Jahaziel said, “Your Majesty and all you people of Judah and Jerusalem, the Lord says that you must not be discouraged or be afraid to face this large army. The battle depends on God, not on you. Attack them tomorrow as they come up the pass at Ziz. You will meet them at the end of the valley that leads to the wild country near Jeruel. You will not have to fight this battle. Just take up your positions and wait; you will see the Lord give you victory. People of Judah and Jerusalem, do not hesitate or be afraid. Go out to battle, and the Lord will be with you!” 2 Chronicles 20:15-17 (GNT)
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