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“Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret—it leads only to evil.” Psalms 37:8 NIV

Historically, God is known to fight his people’s battles when they choose the way of lowliness and allow his vindication.

In 2 Chronicles 20, a story is given of a king that went to seek God concerning a siege that was coming to him and his armies and the Lord told them to be still for the battle was not theirs but the Lord’s. A legion of grown trained men went up before their enemies who carried an arsenal of weapons, with instruments of worship. They went to war with a promise and won.

In 2 Kings 6:17, another story is given of an army of Arameans that had come to besiege the man of God Elisha. While his servant saw the siege and became fearful, he asked the Lord to open his spiritual eyes that he may see the host of angels surrounding them in more vast numbers than the army that had come against them. He stood before death with a promise and won.

In John 19, a story is given of the Messiah, who stood before Pilate and knowing that in his death he will save more than if he held on to dear life, told the governor that unless heaven had decided to give him power to judge the son of God, he would have none. He endured death on a cross and was risen from it just as it was promised. He won!

Many are the examples we could give to show that yielding does not just prove your strength, but it gives God room to fight and win your battles. Many of the things that provoke unholy emotions in you are not worth a second look. The Lord is ever ready to fight your battles, if you will hold your peace (Exodus 14:14). Hallelujah!

Prayer: Father I thank you for this wisdom. I grow daily into the maturity and understanding that not every battle is mine to fight. Your counsel always seems like foolishness to men, but yields a hundredfold in what I would expect of my own doing. Strengthen in me a disciplined heart that rejoices in the ways of peace, even when my way may seem to work, in Jesus mighty name. Amen! 


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