“Whose battle is it, anyway?” Some of us have been in “battle” situations in the past and can testify of God’s faithfulness in fighting – and winning! – them for us. Praise God for those battles won! Others of us are facing fierce battles right now. The apostle Paul commands us in Ephesians chapter 6 to “be strong…put on the whole armor…stand…withstand…stand…stand…pray…be watchful…” When our minds and hearts are prepared and protected that way, God will fight the battle for us, and we can expect to be victorious! Searching through the Bible, I found that time and again when faced with a battle, it was God that fought it for His people. God never lost a battle. Look at this…
IT WASN’T DAVID’S BATTLE WITH GOLIATH! (1st Samuel 17). David declared to the giant he was facing: “…the Lord does not save with sword and spear, for the battle is the Lord’s.”
IT WASN’T THE ISRAELITE’S BATTLE! (Exodus 14:13,14) Trapped between the Red Sea and the angry Egyptian army, Moses instructed the people: “Do not be afraid. Stand still and see the salvation of the Lord, which He will accomplish for you today. The Lord will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace.”
IT WASN’T JOSHUA’S BATTLE! When Jericho was conquered in Joshua chapter 6, it was God’s battle plan that they followed, and He brought down the city walls. Later, after a lifetime of seeing God win the battles, Joshua gave his farewell address to the people and reminded them that “…the Lord your God is He who fights for you, as He promised you.” (Joshua 23:10)
IT WASN’T NEHEMIAH’S BATTLE! (Nehemiah 4:20) “Our God will fight for us” was his declaration as the enemy schemed to stop the rebuilding of the walls of Jerusalem.
We can read also of King Asa and the Syrian army (2nd Chronicles 14:1-15); of Elijah and the prophets of Baal on Mount Carmel (1st Kings 18); of King Jehoshaphat and the Moabites and Ammonites (2nd Chronicles 20) and countless other cases where God fought the battles for His people. God always won!
So if you are caught in a raging battle today, remember: THE BATTLE IS GOD’S; His part is to fight it. Our part is to be appropriately prepared, stand firm and let Him do what He does best and that only He can do…win it!