Wednesday, 12 May, 2021

If the Lord is on your Side!

Joy in the morning

Key verse: “And he said, Hearken ye, all Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem, and thou king Jehoshaphat, Thus saith the Lord unto you, Be not afraid nor dismayed by reason of this great multitude; for the battle is not yours, but God’s” (2 Chronicles 20:15).

It does not matter which man is on your side or who is against you. Your trust should be in the Lord.  Above all take heed, that God is with you in everything you do till death. If God is on the side of any man, can anyone be against him or be able to hurt him? A man of prominence attended the services of an old minister in a small church. The old minister preached with accustomed earnestness. At the close of the service, some members of the congregation said, “pastor we had a distinguished visitor today, but you did not seem embarrassed,” the minister replied, “I have been preaching in the presence of the Almighty God for forty years and do you think with him as one of my constant hearers any man, however, distinguished can embarrass me by his presence?”

Jehoshaphat king of Judah was under the threat of being swallowed up by the armies of Moab, Ammon, and Mount Seir who conspired together to fight him and destroy the land of Judah. However, Jehoshaphat trusted in the Lord and also encouraged all his subjects to believe in the unfailing arm of the Lord. Surprisingly, this fierce battle was fought in an atmosphere of prayers and worship of the majesty of God of all possibilities. The result was the victory for Judah and all her inhabitants because God fought on their side. So then If God be for us who can be against us.

Moreover, Jesus is still committed to our journey and still in complete control. In His perfect timing, He will calm all opposing forces and powers that are working against us. When doubts begin to surface, we must draw closer, hold on even tighter, and trust Him even deeper. As long as we are fighting on the side of righteousness, uprightness, and faith in God, no matter what battle we see with our eyes and hear with our ears, we will always come out with resounding testimonies of victory.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: One with God is more than a majority.

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