“…the battle is not yours but God’s” [2 Chronicles 20:15]
We cannot run we cannot hide. Though the problems seem insurmountable there is nothing too hard for God! If Jesus proved anything He proved that His power is to be experienced on a personal level. The Cross of Calvary bears out the fact that our God is a relational God, interested in the total Salvation of us as individuals and pragmatic to the smallest degree.
In the story about Jehoshaphat it says, “A great multitude is coming against you from beyond the sea…” sound familiar? One thing about God…whatever is happening in our personal or global world, He has the answer!
Admit your fear. Fear is a very human and healthy response; you can’t resolve issues unless you first confess them.
Seek the Lord—this is the only way that your fear will be turned to faith
Proclaim a fast—wherever and whatever you usually find your security in—set it aside it will no longer work for you.
Jehoshaphat gathered together with others of like mind. Fellowship of the saints becomes a necessity of life.
Finally, Jehoshaphat stood. When you know your security is in Christ alone you do not creep or crawl into the presence of God—Your relationship in Christ is God’s highest pleasure, He has provided not only entrance into His Holiness and an unbreakable relationship but a steadfast Word, “Do not fear or be dismayed because of this great multitude, for the battle is not yours but God’s” [2 chronicles 20:15]
Further Reading: Psalm 54; 2 Chronicles 20:1-15; Matthew 9:14-17