Today's Devotional Thought
October 20, 2010 by Wendy Foreman
The Battle is the Lord's
How many of us feel battered and bruised from battles that WE have fought? We go in fighting and so confident that we will win and defeat whatever army is against us. How often do we walk away defeated and so tired and discouraged? Today girlfriends, I want you to see in these scriptures that the battle isn’t ours to fight; our eyes need to only be fixed on Jesus.
In our verses today King Jehoshaphat is facing a vast army and I am sure in his mind he thought they were all going to die. But…..he knew who he needed to turn to. He immediately calls on the people to pray and fast. They began to seek the face of God and inquire about how they were to face these armies that were coming after them. When you read on in 2 Chronicles 20:5-12 you read the prayer of King Jehoshaphat to the Lord. It is beautiful ladies and I suggest that you take the time to read it today. You can tell in these readings that this King was God’s, his people were God’s people and he was seeking God’s favor. He knew God’s promises were true and took comfort in them. The latter part of verse 12 reads “We do not know what to do, but our eyes are upon you.”
Where are your eyes today? Are they on your circumstances? Are they on people in your life who you think we will help you, perhaps be your Jesus with skin on?
Let me tell you from experience that when our eyes are off of Jesus, they will focus on the vast armies that are climbing the mountain after us. They will be fixed on our problems. When you give your life to Christ you become his daughter and He is there to protect you and comfort you. Our scripture today tells us that the Lord told the people of Judah and their King, King Jehoshaphat, that the battle wasn’t theirs it was His.
Ephesians 6:12 tells us, “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” This verse tells me that we will face trials in this world. Satan doesn’t want us to succeed in our walk with the Lord so he desires nothing more then to destroy us and push us back into our sinful nature.
Ladies, I urge you to be aware of the battles around you but also know that you are a daughter of the King (a Jesus Girl) and He is there to fight your battles. Keep your eyes on Him and be in His word and in prayer everyday to grow in wisdom and in knowledge of Him.