Loyal reader Sandi sent me today’s scripture from Joel and Victoria Olsten. When I read it I immediately thought of the song by Yolanda Adams – The Battle Is Not Yours. Often, too often we try to fight the battle (whatever you’re going through) alone. The thing that we need to realize is that we already have an adversary who is already at work on our behalf. I’m posting this today in hopes that it will give peace to someone who is being challenged in this area. Hopefully you’ll find peace in knowing that GOD has your back. Rely on Him!
Hold Your Peace
“The Lord will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace and remain at rest.”
(Exodus 14:14, AMP)
TODAY’S WORD from Joel and Victoria
One time in scripture when the Israelites were facing an impossible situation, God told them, “Hold your peace. Remain at rest, and I will fight your battles.” Notice there was a condition, something the Israelites had to do. They were told, “Hold your peace.” It’s the same for us today. A command like that indicates that something is trying to take your peace away: thoughts of worry, fear or anxiety. You might think, “What if it doesn’t happen? What am I going to do?” If you will just stay in peace, the Creator of the universe, the Most High God, will go to work on your behalf.
Remember, nothing can stand against our God. He has all power. He stopped the sun for Joshua. He closed the mouths of hungry lions for Daniel. Whatever you face in life, God promises He will fight your battles. Trust Him, remain at rest and hold your peace!
A PRAYER FOR TODAY
Father, today I put my trust and hope in You. I choose to hold my peace knowing that You will fight my battles. Thank You for working all things out for my good in Jesus’ name. Amen.
— Joel & Victoria Osteen