Memorize: Thus saith the LORD unto you, Be not afraid nor dismayed by reason of this great multitude; for the battle is not yours, but God’s. 2 Chronicles 20:15
Devotional Reading: 2 Chronicles 20:1-25
King Jehoshaphat suddenly found himself surrounded by enemies who had come to attack and invade his country, Judah. He feared, and set himself to seek the LORD, and proclaimed a fast throughout all Judah. King Jehoshaphat realised that he stood no chance against the enemy, he therefore surrendered the battle unto the LORD to fight for him and Judah. God fought and won the battle for Jehoshaphat without him or his armies fighting, the enemies utterly slayed and destroyed themselves.
Sometimes, we are also faced with similar situation, when the enemy would just rise up to attack, rather than reacting to fight back, we should give the battle to God and hold our peace, the same way God gave Jehoshaphat victory, he will fight your battle and give you victory in Jesus name.
David was another example of someone who allowed God fight his battle.
Fight against them that fight against me. Take hold of shield and buckler, and stand up for mine help. Draw out also the spear, and stop the way against them that persecute me: say unto my soul, I am thy salvation. Let them be confounded and put to shame that seek after my soul: let them be turned back and brought to confusion that devise my hurt. Psalm 35:1-4.
David felt pursued, persecuted, and troubled. He felt he had done nothing to deserve the attacks of his adversaries, for they tried to trap him without cause. Feeling besiege everywhere. False witnesses were accusing him of things he hadn’t done.
It would have been easy for David to strike out at these adversaries. To feel afraid. To be discouraged or defensive.
But instead he turned to God, humbling himself before God and looking to Him for help. Instead of worrying about his accusers and prosecutors, he praised God: “I will give You thanks in the great congregation; I will praise you among a mighty throng.”
This praise changed his attitude and gave him a new focus. He gained confidence and strength as he turned to the Lord and trusted Him to fight his battles.
How do you react when you’re attacked or accused? Do you react with anger, bitterness or seek revenge? Or do you turn to God and seek Him in every situation?
Like David, realise that God is your shield and buckler, willing and able to deal with those who persecute you.
Today, if others gossip, attack, or make accusations against you, do not focus on them. Instead, start praising God, and look unto God for your breakthroughs.
Commit your situation to Him. Trust in Him to defend you and fight your battle. He will never fail you, nor forsake you in Jesus name.
Prayers point : O LORD, please fight all my battles for me and give me victory in Jesus name.
Key Dose: When you allow God fight your battles, you will hold your peace and enjoy victory.
Pastor James Ademuyiwa
In His Presence Christ Tabernacle