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Let God Fight the Battle

by J. M. Farro on April 21st, 2010

Some loved ones of mine came to me a few months ago and asked me for prayer. They confided in me about a new venture they were entering into that had the potential to do some serious damage to the kingdom of darkness, and they knew the spiritual warfare could be intense. Since their venture was in its early stages, they didn’t want anyone to know about it—only me, and only because they coveted my prayers. After I got over the initial stages of feeling “chosen” for this honor, fear gripped me from head to toe. Day and night, I prayed and claimed the promises from God’s Word that I believed would bring victory for my loved ones in their situation. I sweated and fretted, and I felt as if the weight of the whole world was on my shoulders. Then the unthinkable happened. The venture fell through. I felt like a total failure, and totally responsible.

Then I got the news sometime later that my loved ones were offered a similar opportunity, and again they called on me for prayer. As I sought the Lord about the strategy He wanted me to use this time, He impressed upon my heart that I should let Him fight the battle for me. My part was to pray and believe, and I was to do it leaning heavily upon Him, and without fear or fretting. I began compiling a list of “battle verses” from the Bible which I could pray and stand on for the victory, including Exodus 14:13,14 (AMP), which says: “Fear not; stand still (firm, confident, undismayed) and see the salvation of the Lord which He will work for you today. The Lord will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace and remain at rest.” Suddenly, I felt blessed relief and reassurance. God would fight the battle, and He would get the glory—not me or anyone else. I’m happy to report that this time, my loved ones’ venture was a great success. I’m through trying to fight battles in my own strength. How about you?

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