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“You will not have to fight this battle.  Take up your positions; stand firm and see the deliverance the lord will give you…Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”  (2 Chronicles 20:17)

Let me ask you, how do you usually react when faced with a seemingly impossible situation?  Do you tend to hide your head?  Or do you grit your teeth and press ahead, no matter how difficult the obstacle may seem?

We can find encouragement by viewing our battles from God’s perspective.  Doing so reminds us of three things.  First, regardless of outward circumstances we do not battle against flesh and blood.  Second, the battle is God’s, not our own.  Third, and most importantly, despite the bruising we might receive in the midst of a battle, God has already won.

How much easier it is to move forward when we see the battle from God’s point of view.  When we do, fear leaves us, and we can pray more diligently and confidently, certain that God hears and that He will answer.

Tom Phillips says: “We acquire courage only through time spent with God in prayer.  Through it, He enables us to see the battle and stand in the gap for others.”

Together, even though apart from one another, we will by God’s strength get through this storm.  It too shall pass.