Feel like you cannot face the challenges in life that are before you right now? Take heart and be encouraged! You are not alone in the battle.
“‘Now it shall come about that when you are approaching the battle, the priest shall come near and speak to the people. And he shall say to them, ‘Hear, O Israel, you are approaching the battle against your enemies today. Do not be fainthearted. Do not be afraid, or panic, or tremble before them, for the LORD your God is the one who goes with you, to fight for you against your enemies, to save you’.'” ~ Deuteronomy 20:2-4 (NASB)
We don’t have to fight our battles alone. In fact, we cannot handle the enemy on our own. Remember that God is “the one who goes with you”. We don’t have to be afraid, panic, or tremble. God is with us, fighting for us, to save us. Trust and have faith in God and in His promises.
“The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.” ~ Psalm 9:9 (KJV)
“But I will sing of thy power; yea, I will sing aloud of thy mercy in the morning: for thou hast been my defence and refuge in the day of my trouble.” ~ Psalm 59:16 (KJV)
“In God [is] my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, [and] my refuge, [is] in God.” ~ Psalm 62:7 (KJV)
“Trust in him at all times; [ye] people, pour out your heart before him: God [is] a refuge for us. Selah.” ~ Psalm 62:8 (KJV)
“But the LORD is my defence; and my God [is] the rock of my refuge.” ~ Psalm 94:22 (KJV)
And God is victorious!
“O sing unto the LORD a new song; for he hath done marvellous things: his right hand, and his holy arm, hath gotten him the victory.” ~ Psalm 98:1 (KJV)
“He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth: for the LORD hath spoken [it].” ~ Isaiah 25:8 (KJV)
“But thanks [be] to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” ~ 1 Corinthians 15:57 (KJV)
The ultimate victory is over sin and death, through Jesus Christ.
So don’t be afraid. God is with you today! And He is fighting for you, to save you. 🙂