How to Let God Fight Your Battles – Part 4

The battle is almost over.

See my earlier posts about letting God fight your battles in Parts 1, 2 and 3 (here, here and here).

We left off in 2 Chronicles 20:17 after the Lord tells Judah not to be afraid because the battle was not theirs and that He would be with them.

We pick up in verse 18:

And Jehoshphat bowed his head with his face to the ground: and all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem fell before the Lord, worshipping the Lord.  And the Levites, of the children of the Kohathites, and of the children of the Korhites, stood up to praise the Lord God of Israel with a loud voice on high. (2 Chronicles 20: 18-19 KJV)

Worship and praise God.

Focus your efforts on worshipping and praising God when times get tough.  Don’t get so caught up worrying about the problem that you neglect to glorify God.  Fall on your knees and worship Him.

Jehoshaphat then addressed Judah:

…Believe in the Lord your God, so shall you be established; believe his prophets, so shall ye prosper. (2 Chronicles 20:20 KJV)

Believe in God.

Put your trust in God.  Have unwavering faith that His word is true and that He will fight the battle for you.  This belief will sustain you and provide hope and peace as you go through the situation.  No matter how difficult the issue may be.

Now, God delivers the victory.

And when they began to sing and to praise, the Lord set ambushments against the children of Ammon, Moab, and mount Seir, which were come against Judah; and they were smitten. (2 Chronicles 20:22 KJV)

Did you catch that?

When they began to sing and to praise, THEN God moved against their enemies.

Worship comes first.

Judah focused on worshipping God, not on the battle in front of them!

As they were singing and praising, God set everything in motion for their enemies to be defeated.

I get this wrong a lot.  I channel all my efforts into obsessing about the problem and how it should be handled instead of focusing my efforts on one simple thing – worshipping God.

The focus should be on God in the midst of every battle and situation.

As the deacons used to sing in church, “I woke up this morning with my mind, stayed on Jesus.”

Keep your mind stayed on Jesus. (See here

When we do that, God will orchestrate the victory in such a way that we never could  have ourselves.

Like this:

For the children of Ammon and Moab stood up against the inhabitants of mount Seir, utterly to slay and destroy them: and when they had made an end of the inhabitants of Seir, every one helped to destroy another.  And when Judah came toward the watch tower in the wilderness, they looked unto the multitude, and behold, they were dead bodies fallen to the earth, and none escaped. (2 Chronicles 20:23-24 KJV)

God used the enemies of Judah to destroy each other.  When Judah got to what they thought was the battlefield all the work had been done.  All of their enemies were dead.  They didn’t need to fight, just collect the spoils of the victory.

God will do this for us as well.

The battle plan is complete.  Let’s take it from the top:

  • Seek the Lord
  • Fast
  • Gather with like-minded folks who are also seeking God
  • Ask the Lord for help
  • Acknowledge who God is, His power and what He has done
  • Outline the problem
  • Ask God to handle the situation
  • Acknowledge that you have no power
  • Acknowledge that you don’t know what to do
  • Keep your eyes on God
  • Don’t be afraid
  • Listen
  • Stand still
  • Do what God tells you to do
  • Worship and praise God
  • Believe that God will handle the situation.

Be blessed in the name of Jesus.

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