Tag Archive | II chronicles 20:15

Hosea 1:7 ” I will save them – not by bow, sword or battle, or by horses or horsemen, but by the Lord their God.”

It seems as if the entire world is in a battle.  It’s a new, very strange and different type of battle…for our enemy is invisible.  And because the enemy is unseen…we are filled with apprehension and fear. But we need to remember that just because COVID19 is unseen by the naked eye, doesn’t mean God can’t see it.  And it’s not by our might or power that this battle will be won, but by His Spirit says the Lord. (Zechariah 4:6)  So as the Lord told Jehoshaphat in II Chronicles 20:15…He exhorts you today, “Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army.  For the battle is not yours, but God’s.”

II Chronicles 20:15 ” This is what the Lord says to you: Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God’s.”

I don’t know about you, but I need to be reminded of this daily!  It’s brought even clearer to me in I Samuel 17:47, when it says, “It is not by sword or spear that the Lord saves; for the battle is the Lord’s.”  But how many times have I marched out into battle with a toothpick thinking I was somehow “helping God”?  I’ve found one of the greatest Psalms during these times of fear and despair is Psalm 91…it’s a wonderful antidote against that overwhelming feeling of dread, and can help me then refocus my mind where I can – Face Fear with Faith in my heavenly Father.