Do not be afraid or discouraged . . .
For the battle is not yours, but God’s.
—2 Chronicles 20:15
You’re strong. But the problems just keep coming until you have a backpack full. The load seems unbearable.
Jehoshaphat, Judah’s fourth king, would understand. He was minding his own business when the Moabites decided to make trouble. He could handle them, but they enlisted another nation to join them in the fight; then another.
Jehoshaphat cried out to God: “[W]e have no power to face this vast army . . . We do not know what to do, but our eyes are upon you” (2 Chr 20:12).
God sent him this message: “Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God’s” (2 Chr 20:15).
You’re not alone in the fight you’re facing. Keep your eyes on God. The battle is not yours, but his. Chalk this one in the “W” column.
Don’t fear what you face.
Face what you fear.