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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Word-Filled Wednesday ~#109~ The Battle is the Lord's

"'O our God . . . we have no power to face this vast army that is attacking us. We do not know what to do, but our eyes are upon You.' All the men of Judah, with their wives and children and little ones, stood there before the LORD . . . 'Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God's . . . You will not have to fight this battle. Take up your positions, stand firm and see the deliverance the LORD will give you, O Judah and Jerusalem. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. God out to face them tomorrow, and the LORD will be with you.' . . . Jehoshaphat appointed men to sing to the LORD and to praise Him for the splendor of His holiness as they went out at the head of the army, saying: 
'Give thanks to the LORD
for His love endures forever.'
As they began to sing and praise, the LORD set ambushes . . . and they were defeated." ~selected verses from 2 Chronicles 20:12-22

As a member of our church's praise and worship team, I readily admit that any Scripture about singing praise and worship before battle catches my eye and heart every time. {also see: Joshua 6:6-21} But the above verse blesses my heart above all of them.

So often in our lives, we are faced with Trouble ~ Trouble with a capital "T." Or need ~ BIG need. And we just don't know where our answer or help will come from accept for a miracle of the Lord

In those times, I first go to prayer ~ right on the spot. We DO NOT need to be at church, in private or even on our knees to pray. Pray where you are ~ silently or aloud. He doesn't care where you are because He's already there with you. Second, I praise Him ~ either silently or aloud ~ and He sets the appropriate song in my heart and surrounds me with His peace that surpasses all understanding {Phil. 4:7} right there in the midst of the battle. Third, He assures me the the battle is His, not mine . . . His.   

And He is there. And He supplies. And He works His miracles in His time and in His way . . . In His most timely way.

And He wins . . . every time.

Blessings from Ohio . . . Kim<>< 


  1. What a wonderful scripture; I too love the Biblical stories found in Joshua. I really loved the quote. I love that we can pray anytime and blessed, comforted to know that our prayers are heard and we can walk with the Savior through our adversities. I loved your thoughts and blessings to you!

  2. Perfect and timely; god always keeps His own in reserve. We are not alone and the battle isn't ours, it's His.


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