“…we have no might to stand against this great company that is coming against us. We do not know what to do, but our eyes are upon You.” (2 Chronicles 20:12)
Everyone has those times when it seems like the whole world is coming against you! Your feelings run away with you and you do your best to run away from your feelings. That’s exactly what the Israelites felt like and did when facing the giants. They thought themselves to be so small in the sight of such opposition.
Actually they were facing reality but they were wise. Rather than run away, they chose to focus on God rather than their feelings.
- They accepted that the opposition was too much for them to fight, fix or figure out what to do.
- They admitted they did not know what to do
- They believed that God was bigger, well able, and willing to come to their aid.
It seems so simple once you “get it.” It’s dealing with the fear factor first by using the weapon of the Word, then, by faith, facing God rather than the world. Remember that you may be in the arena, but you do not have to fight the battle. The battle belongs to the Lord and He will vindicate you. Remember your former victories and speak out like David did. “You come to me with a sword, with a spear, and with a javelin. But I come to you in the name of the Lord of hosts the God of the armies of Israel…”
Further Reading: Psalm 17:2; 1 Samuel 17: 45-48; Luke 10:18-20; 2 Corinthians 2:14