By Chaplain (Capt.) Lelys Miller
I don’t know about you, but I constantly see and experience being overwhelmed with the issues of life.
It seems like a multitude of chaos charging towards us, but then I remember that the Lord provides all of the resources we need for our spiritual readiness, protection and warfare, Ephesians 6:10-18.
One of my favorite passages of Scripture is in Jeremiah 20:11 which states, “but the Lord is with me like a mighty warrior.”
Some versions or translations say dread warrior, violent warrior, great warrior, fearsome warrior, the mighty terrible one, strong and mighty, a mighty soldier standing by my side, et cetera.
No matter what the version or translation is, it depicts the Lord as a veteran warrior in the heat of the battlefield, in the midst of a warfare fighting on behalf of all of us.
If you have never heard or read 2 Chronicles 20:1-20, it recounts a joint attack on Judah by the nations Moab, Ammon, and Edom during the tenure of King Jehoshaphat.
They were not prepared — they feared and they were disheartened at the thought of the multitude of enemies going against them. In the midst of their affliction, disheartenment and chaotic opposition, King Jehoshaphat proclaimed a fast and brought his people together.
The men, their wives and children were to seek the Lord in the house of the Lord, and King Jehoshaphat prayed and asked the Lord for help.
There in the midst of the sanctuary was Levite named Jahaziel, the son of Zachariah, 2 Chronicles 20: 14, who had a message from God for the people of God — a message that strengthened and reaffirmed their trust in God.
And though this happened thousands of years ago, that message still does the same for us today. “For the battle is not yours, but God’s,” 2 Chronicles 20:15.
That is the message of a mighty warrior, a warrior who stands by your side, fighting on your behalf.
We need only to be still and trust God with the great comfort in knowing that God is interested in our safety, whether is spiritual, physical or emotional.
He is with us like a mighty warrior.