Day 42: I trust You, Lord. On the winning side. 2 Chronicles 13:12
Reading the chapters of Chronicles is a great way to watch the fall of Israel and the separation of God's people. Without this history, you may wonder why God seemed so angry with His people in almost all of the books that follow.
Chapter 13 has some history in it. By this time, Judah has broken away from Israel. As recorded throughout, Israel had a bad king who led his people to worship false gods (remember the tail will follow the head). If you've learned anything, this means God is not with them and they'd never win a battle.
And, behold, God himself is with us for our captain, and his priests with sounding trumpets to cry alarm against you. O children of Israel, fight ye not against the Lord God of your fathers; for ye shall not prosper. 2 Chronicles 13:12 KJV
Judah warned Israel that they have turned away from God and will not prevail, no matter how big their army was. Yep, the two sides were about to fight. Israel, who had turned away from God, and Judah, who stayed with Him. What's crazy is Israel should've known they wouldn't win. These people kept very accurate accounts of their history. Did no one from Israel advise the king NOT to go up against Judah?
You will probably guess that Judah won right? They had less people on the battle field, but even though Israel had them surrounded on both sides, Judah came out on top.
Thus the children of Israel were brought under at that time, and the children of Judah prevailed, because they relied upon the Lord God of their fathers. 2 Chronicles 13:18 KJV
Question: why are you relying on your strength to fight your battle? Whose side are you on? Are you for Him or against Him? Have you removed the idols from your life? Where the people of Israel failed is they thought they didn't need God. They'd created these other gods. To think, you have to create a god to worship!
You don't have to fail continuously as they did. You can have victory. You simply have to rely on God! It's that easy! Oh, that isn't easy to do? Well, why not? Has not relying on Him worked out for you? Well, why don't you try Him. Just an itty bitty amount. Try Him. Rely on Him. He won't fail. He promised not to.
Turn completely to Him. Give Him that battle. When the enemy has you surrounded, cry out to Him. Give Him your total trust, and watch Him work.
Calling on Abba,
Keiyia JOYet George
Trust Walk: Walking in His Steps coming soon!