Israel stood at the gates of the Promised Land. They had been here 40 years before but they allowed their fear to get in the way of their God and they refused to possess the land. So God directed them back out into the wilderness to wander around for 40 years until that generation died off. Now, God had directed the paths of their children back to the entrance of the Promised Land. In forty years, nothing had changed about the Promised Land. They still had giants. And they still had fortified cities. There is nothing different about the Israelites. They still had their fears. But this generation would put God before their fears and possess the land. They listened with they were told, “Do not be terrified, or afraid of them. The Lord your God who goes before you, He will fight for you.”
We all fight battles. We fight emotional battles. We fight financial battles, health battles. We fight for our marriages and our children. We fight temptations. Every moment of every day is a battle. For every battle you face, including the one you are fighting right now, God says, “Do not be terrified, or afraid of them. The Lord your God who goes before you, He will fight for you.” Put your God before your fears. While you fight the battles on your knees in prayer, surrender the battle to Him and allow Him to fight the battle for you.
God, thank you that you go before us and prepare the way. Help us to fight our battles on our knees, surrender the battle to you and allow you to be the one who fights for us.
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