Today's Devotions

6/19 2 Chronicles 32:7-8

7 "Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or dismayed before the king of Assyria and all the horde that is with him, for there are more with us than with him. 8 With him is an arm of flesh, but with us is the LORD our God, to help us and to fight our battles." And the people took confidence from the words of Hezekiah king of Judah.


The odds against us can seem overwhelming. They certainly seemed that way to the people of Judah. Assyria had conquered all the nations around them, including the northern tribes of Israel. But Hezekiah listened to the LORD. When you get God's perspective, everything changes. God does not see as man sees. One plus God is a majority in any battle.

Hezekiah's advice is good for anyone that is in the LORD'S service and fighting for His cause. Be strong! Don't let the psychological warfare of man or Satan claim a foothold in your mind. Be courageous! In recent history, two men were on their way to their execution for being believers when one said to the other, "Play the man!" Don't be afraid! God is with us and we know He can turn the tables in a moment. When you have angel armies with you, you easily outnumber your opponent.

The ungodly rely on flesh, carnal strength or wisdom. God is easily mightier and wiser than all men that have ever lived put together. If you are relying on Him, you can know the final outcome will be favorable, whether you win or lose the battle. The battle isn't the final thing. Do you trust the LORD? That is what matters. Are you taking confidence from the words of Scripture? One angel came and devastated Assyria's army in a single night.

Consider: What are you facing? Does it look impossible? Are you afraid you will never be able to accomplish what God has called you to do? Be strong and courageous! If God is with you, who can be against you? Listen, obey, and watch Him work wonders.


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