2 Chronicles 20:17 It Is God’s Battle

“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 20:17

While Jehoshaphat was king of Judah, the Moabites and Ammonites got together to fight against Judah. It was such a large army coming against them, that Jehoshaphat knew they could not fight them. He and all of Judah cried out to God. They gave Him praise for being in control and asked for His help. God’s Spirit came on Jahaziel, and told the people to not be afraid and that they will not have to fight the battle. All they had to do was go out and stand their ground and God would fight the battle.

As a person goes through life, many battles come up. The enemy rises up before him to scare and destroy him. Those in the world, get scared and try to run, or go to others for help. Fear sets in and paralyzes most people. They really do not know what to do.

As a believer, your first action should be like that of Jehoshaphat and the people of Judah, you should go to God for help. Notice that when they went before God, their first words were not help, but they gave praise to God for who He is and what He has already done for them.

When you give God praise and trust Him for who He is and what He has already done, His words are always going to be for you not to be afraid or discouraged, it is His battle. God will guide you in what you are to do. Paul wrote that after putting on the armor of God for battle you are to stand.

Let go of trying to do everything yourself, and trust God to do it through you and for you.

If you are serving God with all of your heart and trusting Him, God will take care of you in the best way possible for you. It may not go exactly as you desire, but it will be done in God’s way and time. Let God take control and win the battles in your life.

I pray today that you will give God praise for all that He has done and who He is; that you will trust God’s word for your life; that you will not fear the battles against you; and that you will let God fight your battles.


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