The Lord says to Joshua in Joshua 10:8, “Do not fear them, for I have given them into your hands. Not a man of them shall stand before you.” It was the Lord’s way of saying, “Yes, this is of me. March on, and do not be afraid. Victory is mine.”
When we trust in the God who is always faithful, we know we are never left to fight on our own. The battles we face in life are great; sometimes there are even casualties. Yet, we need not fear, for God fights for us. Not even death can cut us off from the faithful promises of God. He has given us his Son to secure our victory once and for all.
I remember many years ago late one Sunday night watching Charles Stanley on TV. I cannot remember what text he was preaching on, but it was about letting the Lord fight your battles. The aged Charles Stanley, speaking from years of experience, said: “I have never needed to fight my battles on my own. I never needed to force things to happen. Every time, I let the Lord fight my battles, and every time victory came, though sometimes not how I expected.” When we trust in the faithfulness of God, it changes the way we live. It changes the ways we fight our battles. He will provide exactly what you need – maybe not what you think you need – but what you need at the right time.
What battles do you face today? How is your faith being tested? Some face persecution for standing up for the truth. Others wonder how they will make it through another day of parenting, without loosing it. Still others battle financial uncertainty or the feeling of being trapped in a miserable job.
Joshua was going out to keep a promise to a nation that betrayed him. He was rising up to fight for a nation that did not deserve his loyalty. The Lord encouraged Joshua to remain faithful. He could trust in the Lord. If you are seeking to remain true to God’s word and honor him, let the Lord’s words to Joshua encourage you today, “Do not fear them, for I have given them into your hands. Not a man of them shall stand before you.”