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  • Writer's pictureDavid and Marilynn Chadwick

Davidisms: The Battle Belongs to the Lord

“The horse is made ready for the day of battle, but the victory belongs to the Lord” (Proverbs 21:31).

Scripture is clear. Repeatedly throughout the Bible we are told this truth: The battle belongs to the Lord. But even though Christians regularly hear this, our lives don’t necessarily reflect it.

What’s the tell-tale sign that you don’t believe the battle is the Lord’s?

Incessant worry. Fear. Anxiety.

If you believe there’s something more you must do - something required of you - in order for the battle to be won, you are sorely mistaken! Nothing could be further from the truth!

Because the opposite of human worry is Jesus’s peace. Handing over your life’s battles to the Lord invites the peace that surpasses all understanding to reside within you (Philippians 4:6-7).

Friends, the enemy seems too large. We don’t have the strength to fight him alone. That’s why God reminds his people repeatedly throughout Scripture that the battle is his. Not ours! He fights for us.

Let him. Surrender. Give it to him. Rest in faith that in his time, in his way, you will one day see his victory. How Jesus worked it all for your good and his glory.

What are you facing today? What huge obstacle stands in your way?

Give it to the Lord. In faith, believe he fights for you. It’s his battle.

The battle belongs to the Lord.

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