You’re in the wilderness.
A battle is raging.
You’re wondering if you can keep fighting.
The effort a victory mandates feels untenable.
It’s time to face the wilderness head on.
But not in the way you expect.
Because this battle is not yours.
And you will not need to fight.
You have but one assignment:
Position yourself in a place of quiet before God.
Get alone with God.
Pacify your voice.
Stop your straining.
Unclench your jaw.
Release your arms.
Uncoil your fists.
Open your hands.
Lift up your face.
Silence that heart.
Position yourself in this place of stillness before God.
See the salvation of the Lord.
Look for it. Expect it. Drink it in.
The Lord is with you. He’s got this. It’s not yours to get.
Do not be afraid nor dismayed because of this great multitude, for the battle is not yours, but God’s. Tomorrow go down against them. They will surely come up by the Ascent of Ziz, and you will find them at the end of the brook before the Wilderness of Jeruel. 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! Do not fear or be dismayed; tomorrow go out against them, for the Lord is with you.
2 Chronicles 20:15-17 (NKJV).
[Insert pretty cup of coffee here]
And I got nothin’.
Nothin’ but a gutted kitchen (and two gutted bathrooms) that are presently impeding my ideal caffeine intake.
—-and will to live, for that matter.
First world problems, I hear you on that.
So I would never want you to feel sorry for me. . .
. . .Not for a single second.
Stop it right now.
Much love to you,