All these kings and their lands Joshua conquered in one campaign, because the LORD, the God of Israel, fought for Israel. Joshua 10:42
Battles are fought all the time by people everywhere in the world. Some battles are small with just person to person, while others are larger. The levels of the battles can go from individual battles to whole nations or even continents. These battles can also be just words of fighting to thousands of people getting killed.
In each of these battles there is always someone or a group who is leading the fighting. They are giving the directions and guidance as to how to fight and win the battle.
Joshua had been leading the people into the various battles to take over the land of Canaan as God had promised to the Israelites. God had given the direction to go in and destroy every city and everyone in those cities.
As the Israelites were fighting, they were also winning all of the battles. At one point five different kings came up together against the Israelites. In a single campaign, Joshua was able to defeat each of those kings. However, he did not take the credit for winning the battles. He knew that they had won the battles because God had fought for them.
Without God on their side, they would not have won the battles.
Every day believers are also in various battles. They are battling against sin in their own lives, they are battling for the souls of family members, friends, neighbors, and enemies. While the battles may seem personal and the believer is the leader of the battle, it is not the person who wins the battle, it is God.
God is the one who goes with the believer into battle. It is God who gives the strength to win and overcome the enemy.
In your life you will go through some battles. Some will be physical, while the majority will be spiritual. Allow God to guide you in these battles. Allow God to be the one to win the battle with and for you.
Then understand as a battle is won, it was not you had won the battle on your own, but it was God who won the battle. It is God who gives you strength and ability to overcome the enemy.
God is on your side, in that He wants only the best for you–to be like Jesus. This is why He will fight for you. Trust God to win the battles in your life.
I pray today that you will know God’s strength in your life; that you will give God credit for winning battles; that you will allow God to guide you in the battles in your life; and that you will see God’s victory in your life.