2 Chronicles 20:15 Battle is God’s #129

2 Chronicles 20 is a powerful word delivered from God to Jehoshaphat after he defeated Moab and Ammon. 2 Chronicles 20:15 says “This is what the LORD says to you: ‘Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God’s.”

As the nation faced hardship, the people fasted and prayed and the Lord spoke through Jahaziel with this encouraging word. The Lord told the people they had absolutely nothing to fear, because the battle wasn’t theirs. Just as the Lord said, the battle belonged to God.

What happened after the Lord delivered this word? Verse 16 says, “You will not need to fight in this battle. Position yourselves, stand still and see the salvation of the LORD, who is with you.” God doesn’t intend for you to be inactive. You have to be prepared and ready, wear your full armor, and show up to every battle you face. He wants you to position yourself so you can see His good work completed.

Because of the encouragement they received from the Lord, the people chose to worship the Lord and because they chose to do so they received complete victory over their situation. What battle are you facing today? Do you realize your battle belongs to God? You have no reason to be full of fear, discouragement, or hopelessness because He is with you. If you ask Him, He will fight for you and He will defeat every battle you are facing. 

-This is what the LORD says to you- 'Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God's.- 2 Chronicles 20-15

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15 Comments
  • Lavonne @ *Our Wish*
    Posted at 07:57h, 04 April Reply

    I have been struggling with this so much. I actually wrote a blog about it today. I am struggling with knowing if God is even intending me to fight the battles I’ve been fighting lately, or I guess “show up” to the battle at all.

  • Rebecca Jo
    Posted at 09:57h, 04 April Reply

    The word that sticks out to me? THIS… you dont have to fight in THIS battle… I think God works in battles to show us the strength that is there.. but like you said, we can’t stay inactive – some battles, we are made to stand up in His name 🙂

  • Andrea
    Posted at 13:44h, 04 April Reply

    God is greater than anything we could be going through

  • Mihaela Echols
    Posted at 14:16h, 04 April Reply

    The battle belongs to God! love this. It’s so true. when we lean into him life is so much easier because he is the one in control not us.

  • Rebeca
    Posted at 15:37h, 04 April Reply

    I love that chapter. I need to work on staying armored up. Also, getting myself out of my feelings.

  • Sue Allen
    Posted at 15:38h, 04 April Reply

    Thanks for this great word! I think I often forget the part that says, “This battle is the Lord’s.” I often jump out in front and do it my way. Thanks for reminding me to step back and watch the Lord.

  • Peggy Overstreet
    Posted at 16:35h, 04 April Reply

    Powerful post, thank you.

  • Terri
    Posted at 16:43h, 04 April Reply

    yes there are many of us who needed to read this today, thank you so much for sharing your heart

  • Marie Wikle
    Posted at 18:56h, 04 April Reply

    I am so thankful that the battle is not mine! I would lose for sure

  • Megan Darda
    Posted at 19:02h, 04 April Reply

    Wow! Yo I have no idea how much this meant to me tonight. God has already been speaking all of these things to me and you just confirmed it all. Thank you!

  • Kirby Ingles
    Posted at 22:10h, 05 April Reply

    Your writing is great. I would like to add that even though God and Judah here are doing the fighting and the people are the spectators we should still do battle in prayer. I like the inclusion of being prepared and ready, wearing the full armor of God, show up ready for action. We all face three battles in our lives every day. The flesh, the devil, and the world. Excellent job. Love reading your articles.

  • Cheryl
    Posted at 10:07h, 06 April Reply

    I was just reading the story about when Hezekiah was being taunted and tormented by Rabshakeh and Sennacherib, and he took the letter Rabshakeh brought to him, and he laid the letter out before the Lord. In essence, he was surrendering the battle to God. God came on the scene, and slew the enemy overnight, and Hezekiah and God’s people did not have to lift a finger. Whew, I really have to continually feed on God’s Word right now and keep reading these accounts of how He delivered the saints of the past. It is SO encouraging to know that we serve the very same God, and He is just as interested in our needs and problems as He was theirs. I get SO much good from the Old Testament. And, here is the wonderful thing….we don’t have to look clear back to the OT to trace God’s hand. We can see it in OUR OWN LIVES through looking back upon things He has done for US…so many prayers He has answered, so many battles HE has fought on our behalf and won! Thanks for sharing this wonderful passage of Scripture…I needed it.

  • Patricia
    Posted at 04:40h, 09 April Reply

    Yes, the battle is the Lord’s! What a relief to know we don’t have to fight on our strength alone!!

  • Crystal
    Posted at 09:37h, 13 April Reply

    Amen!! There is not a day that we will face that God hasn’t already seen. Makes me think of this song…

    There’ll be days I lose the battle
    Grace says that it doesn’t matter
    Cause the cross already won the war
    He’s Greater
    He’s Greater

  • Laura | Making Baby Provence
    Posted at 22:59h, 02 May Reply

    You do such a good job of reminding me where my hope comes from!

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