The moment before every battle is the most intense. Your mind is racing with all of the possibilities, and the thought of dying is chief among them. Some movies have great speeches by leaders to motivate the troops right before they rush into combat. Some battles you don’t have to fight. Instead, all you need to do is to stand and see the salvation of the Lord.
You do not have to fight this battle. Position yourselves, stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord. He is with you, Judah and Jerusalem. Do not be afraid or discouraged. Tomorrow, go out to face them, for the Lord is with you.
King Jehoshaphat is outnumbered, and the odds don’t look good for his army to overcome the combined armies of the Moabites and the Ammonites. His people are trembling in fear, and the King isn’t too confident either. They come before the Lord to seek His face. All of a sudden, a prophecy out of the house of Levi steps forward and gives these words; “You do not have to fight. Stand still and see the salvation of the Lord.” As soon as the King heard these words, he and all the people of Judah bowed down and worshipped the Lord.
We don’t have to fight all the battles that come our way. Not every hill is worth dying on. Most of the time, God wants us to go to Him and not engage in the battle. He wants us to stand still and be silent as He deals with our enemies. Romans 12 tells us that ‘Vengeance is mine says the Lord.” God is much more capable of dealing with difficulties than we are. We have a tendency to make things worse with our mouths, but God can solve a situation in a way where He will get the glory.
Stand and See the Salvation of the Lord
Maybe someone close to you has attacked you. The pain of gossip and rumors cut deep, and all you want is justice. Can you stand and see the salvation of the Lord? It’s not easy, but it is a better solution to your problems. Jehoshaphat stood and watched as the Lord wiped out His enemies. You can do the same by going to Him in prayer and then standing by remaining silent.