What would you do in your crisis?
“For the battle is not yours but God’s” (2 Chronicles 20:15 (d)).
Bible reveals our God is a fierce fighter who fights on behalf of you. Instead of battling by themselves, many faithful in the past allowed God to fight their battles. They also learned when they allow God to fight for them, the outcome would be more victorious and blessed.
Jehoshaphat, the king of Judah, was afraid when he heard a great multitude was coming against him from beyond the sea- an alliance of the sons of Moab, Sons of Ammon, and some of the Meunites. Verse 20:3 reports, Jehoshaphat turned and sought the Lord for help. He even asked for prayers and fasting throughout the land. Verse 6 says he acknowledged the LORD, God as the living God in heaven, that He is the only ruler over all the kingdoms and nations. He knew the power and might are in the hands of the LORD and none would stand against Him. Verses 7-10 shows Jehoshaphat claimed the promises of God.
He said to the LORD that the enemies were coming to drive them out of the land the LORD gave to them. He asked God to judge them and said, “for we are powerless before this great multitude who are coming against us; nor do we know what to do, but our eyes are on Thee.” He shared his helpless condition with the Lord. God sent Jahaziel to convey the message to the king. Our today’s insight comes out of Jahaziel’s words.
He said to Jehoshaphat, “do not fear or be dismayed because of this great multitude, for the battle is not yours but God’s.
Beloved, how true this statement is for those whose eyes are on the Lord for help and deliverance! God says do not fear or be dismayed by whatever you face now. Why? The battle you face is not really yours. The battle is God’s. Jahaziel also said this to Jehoshaphat, “you need not fight in this battle, station yourself, stand and see the salvation of the LORD, on your behalf.” The king does not need to do anything. No fight needed. The only thing he needs to do just station himself, stand, and see the salvation of the LORD. Bible says when the king heard it, he bowed his head with his face to the ground and all the inhabitants of the land fell down before the LORD and worshipped. They sang to the LORD. They praised the LORD. They gave thanks to HIM. As they sang, praised, and worshipped the LORD, The LORD sent ambushes against the alliances of the enemies. The enemies rose up and destroyed one another. You see a fearful and unresolvable problem, God turned into an unfathomable victory.
Beloved, do you know God repeatedly promised in the Bible your battle is His battle and He will fight for you. “The LORD will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.” Exodus 14:14. “For the LORD your God is he who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies, to give you the victory.” Deuteronomy 20:4. “You shall not fear them, for it is the LORD your God who fights for you.” Deuteronomy 3:22. “The LORD your God who goes before you will himself fight for you, just as he did for you in Egypt before your eyes.” Deuteronomy 1:30. “For you equipped me with strength for the battle; you made those who rise against me sink under me.” Psalm 18:39.
What would you do in your crisis? If you would turn to the LORD and put your hope in the LORD instead of taking matters into your hands, He would exceed your imaginations. What is that you faced with today? Loss of dear ones in your family, health issues, children, or other relationship issues, financial issues. Turn your face to the LORD in prayer. Sing to Him, praise Him, and worship Him. He will fight for you and you will be amazed at the victory he would win for you. Bible says in 2 Chronicles 20:27 says every man of Judah and Jerusalem returned with Jehoshaphat with Joy for the LORD had made them rejoice over their enemies.
“Father in heaven, I understand my battles are your battles because I belong to you. You bought me with a price – the price of the blood of Your Son, Jesus Christ. I am adopted into God’s household by virtue of what Jesus did for me on the cross. Jesus shed his blood to save me. I believe in Jesus as my savior and Lord. I want to let you fight my battles. Whatever the problem I face today, you see it as yours. Like Jehoshaphat said I say to you Lord, I am powerless before this great battle. I do not know what to do either. My eyes are on you steadfastly, Lord. Please send your help and deliver me. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen.”