“With him is an arm of flesh; but with us is the Lord our God, to help us and to fight our battles” (II Chronicles 32:8)
When the king of Assyria invaded Israel, the heart of Hezekiah was broken. God decided to strengthen the demoralized children of Israel. When God told through His prophet “The Lord is the one who fights the battles and He is our help”, the people of the land of Judah were rejuvenated.
The Lord will come in support of you and He himself will fight for you against your enemies. He is an Almighty God. He is a very strong warrior. He is the Lord of hosts. So you can boldly say “The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge (Psalm 46:7).
Pharoh and his troupes were nearing the children of Israel for the battle. But the children of Israel were not warriors and they were mere slaves of Egypt in the past. They had no arms. God alone had to help them and fight for them. Moses looked at the children of Israel and said “The Lord will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace” (Exodus 14:14).
At that time God began the fight supporting Israel. Do you know how? “He took off[a] their chariot wheels, so that they drove them with difficulty” (Exodus 14:25). Dearly beloved, when God stands as help for you, all the enemies fighting against you now could be easily won by you.
The Nation of Israel got its independence on the 14th of May, 1948. All the fourteen Arab Nations initiated war against this recently formed nation to destroy it. How could the tiny Israel withstand the onslaught of the huge Arab force which was almost 100 times bigger? Bot Israel was able to do that. God stood with them and blessed them with wisdom to cleverly approach the war and win it. Similarly Israel won the seven days war of 1967 to the total surprise of the world.
When David fought with Goliath he did not rely upon his own strength. With God’s support and His strength he won over Goliath and the Philistines. (I Samuel 17:45). The fight is Gods; defeat is satan’s and victory is ours.
So, always rely upon God who gives victory. Say “Praise be to you Lord. You took all my fights as that of yours and made me victorious”. If you do this, your enemies who come to you in one way will begin to run away from you in seven ways.
To meditate: – “You will not need to fight in this battle. Position yourselves, stand still and see the salvation of the Lord, who is with you, O Judah and Jerusalem” (II Chronicles 20:17)