Deeper Day 303: Battle Ground

As I sat with God and wondered what to write about next, I opened my Bible, and this passage was the first one I saw…

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. Go out to face them tomorrow, and the Lord will be with you. 2 Chronicle 20:17

This verse had a written note next to it that said, “A Promise”.

In the way that only the Bible can, this word became a “now” word all over again. Apparently, at some point I had read this and received it as a promise from God. Now, here I am…opening my Bible to meet with Him and He reminds me that this is still true today.

What a timely promise, as we head into the election next week. Also, as our family faces other personal battles, this is very encouraging.

America has come to a place where our only way out is for God to move. So much division. So many lies to weed through. So much deception and trickery.

Our family is at a place where we have made some bold decisions to unashamedly follow God’s leading and the only way success will find us, is if we have heard and followed correctly.

But honestly, it’s great to be in a position where God is our only way, because decisions become much simpler. Trust is the constant decision. Peace is the guide. Hope is the lifeblood. Faith is the doorway.

As we face whatever is next in all our lives, we should hold tight to these things…

Trust…Peace…Hope…Faith and forever put on Love.

Prayer Moment: God, right now I ask that You would move among Your people. Those who call on You by name. Those who house the Holy Spirit in their hearts. God, move in Your people and reveal truth to them. Don’t let anyone’s fear take away what matters most. Trust, peace, hope, faith and love. Help us to clothe ourselves in Your attributes every morning before we interact with others. Help us to bless those around us. Help us walk through this uncertain season with the grace that we are called to have. We are not of this world. We are of Your kingdom. Please help us to walk as if we carry the confidence of heaven within our hearts. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on His shoulders. And He will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the greatness of His government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne and over His kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of the Lord Almighty will accomplish this. Isaiah 9:6-7

God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore, we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging. Psalm 46:1-2