There is an incredible story that may encourage you. There was king nearly 3000 years ago in Israel who really knew how to win a war. His name was Jehoshaphat. You can read the full story in 2 Chronicles 20.
The armies of three nations came knocking on Israel's door. The first course of action for the commander in chief? Jehoshaphat orders a fast. Everyone needs to seek the Lord. As the people gather, the king reminds them how grand God is and all he has done. Jehoshaphat recognizes he doesn't have all the answers and instead relies on trusting in the Lord. Just as Joshua did at the walls of Jericho, he remembers that the battle is not his own. No. The battle belongs the the Lord.
The enemy armies draw near. King Jehoshaphat makes his next move. He falls on his face in worship (2 Chronicles 20:18). All the people of Israel do the same. They fall to the ground and worship. They praised the Lord with loud shouts and worship.
Early the next morning as the enemy closes in, Jehoshaphat goes in for the kill. He selects singers to walk ahead of his army and sing songs of worship to God, praising him for his holiness, his splendor, his faithfulness. "Give thanks to the Lord. His faithful love endures forever! (2 Chronicles 20:21)" At the very moment the choir opens their mouths to sing, God causes the enemy armies to begin attacking each other. Every last man is killed. Jehoshaphat and Israel return to Jerusalem worshiping the Lord with music, full of joy in what God has done.
Your war is not your own. As a believe in Jesus Christ, your war is God's war. The sin you battle can be His. The cancer you fight can be His. The struggle at home can be His. The problems at work can be His. The stand-off on the battlefield can be His. Surrender it. Surrender it with worship.
When you are in the midst of the coming battle, remember the steps of Jehoshaphat:
1. In times of uncertainty, seek the Lord (verses 1-4).
2. Remember what God has done (verses 5-9).
3. Acknowledge you don't have all the answers and trust in the Lord (verses 10-12).
4. When the battle arrives, remember it belongs to God (verses 13-17).
5. Prepare for the battle first by worshiping (verses 18-19).
6. Go into battle with worship leading the way (verses 20-24).
7. When the battle is over remember what God did and continue to worship (verses 25-30).
Your battle can be won. What you face is surmountable. Worship. See what God does.
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