2 Chronicles 20:15-17
by Valincia Easton
2 Chronicles 20:15-17 (King James Version)
15. And he said, Hearken ye, all Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem, and thou king Jehoshaphat, Thus saith the LORD unto you, Be not afraid nor dismayed by reason of this great multitude; for the battle is not yours, but God's.
16. To morrow go ye down against them: behold, they come up by the cliff of Ziz; and ye shall find them at the end of the brook, before the wilderness of Jeruel.
17. Ye shall not need to fight in this battle: set yourselves, stand ye still, and see the salvation of the LORD with you, O Judah and Jerusalem: fear not, nor be dismayed; to morrow go out against them: for the LORD will be with you.
It encourages me to trust in God and not in myself. It tells me that before my enemies or trials come up against me, the LORD already has a very specific plan to defeat them. I just need to fall in line and cooperate.