But you will not even need to fight. Take your positions; then stand still and watch the LORD’s victory. He is with you, O people of Judah and Jerusalem. Do not be afraid or discouraged. Go out against them tomorrow, for the LORD is with you! -2 Chronicles‬ ‭20:17‬ ‭(NLT)

Another day, another set of struggles and battles. Work (or lack of it), family, health, traffic, bills, schedules…and plenty of spiritual battles, even before we get out of bed. Maybe our heads are already filled with all the challenges ahead before we drag ourselves out of the house.

I’m guilty of this…overanalyzing all of the above, trying to figure out how to get it all done, how to tackle it…and all in my own strength. How quickly we can look away from God above and in us when we have earthly and flesh problems before us! How quickly looking away makes life about me, and not Him!

But what God shows us in His Word, as He taught the Israelites over and over, is that victory is achieved by God, not us. We need only be still (Psalm 46:10) and acknowledge Him in all things (Proverbs 3:6), and let Him fight (Exodus 14:14), because He is greater than any struggle we face. He uses all things–including our struggles–to His glory. Will we step back–and out of His way–so He can work?

Let’s stop and just breathe. Just be still, and let God win!

Today’s soundtrack

“Just Breathe” by Jonny Diaz gets our frenetic lives, but reminds us that we can be still, because God fights for us.