We have had a lot going on lately. Hopes built up and hopes crushed. The battle in my heart and mind has been raging with questions, doubts, fears, and longings. I had a dream yesterday in which I was surrounded and be closed in upon. As soon as I woke up I heard God whisper to me "the battle is the Lord's." Over and over all morning the phrase went through my mind...the battle is the Lord's...the battle is the Lord's... I finally was able to sit down, talk to God, and let it all go. It's not my fight. I can't move or change people, I can't make things happen. So much of me is a fixer. If something is wrong I want to fix it. Now. Right away. But when you are waiting on other people it is out of your hands. The battle is the Lord's. God is working and moving in ways that I cannot see. I have to trust Him and let go of my fears. The battle is the Lord's.
Since the battle is His all I can do is pray. Lift up every thought to Him so he can take it captive. Psalm 139:23-24 says, "Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting." People were having axious thoughts back in the Bible times as well. God is used to working with us humans and our anxieties. I just need to continually turn them over to Him.
God doesn't call us to fight the battle alone. He goes with us, is with us always. 2 Chronicles 20:17 says, "You will not have to fight this battle. Take up your positions; stand firm and see the deliverance the Lord will give you, O Judah and Jerusalem. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Go out to face them tomorrow, and the Lord will be with you."
If you have been feeling like me, try to give your worries and concerns to God. Remember that the battle is His to fight, not yours. Stand firm in your faith and He will deliver you.