In 2 Chronicles 20 Jehoshaphat prayed to the Lord and asked Him to stop the army that was going to come against them. It was a mighty army and they felt they were powerless against them. They knew without the Lords help they would surely lose. The Lord spoke back to Jehoshaphat and all the people there and this is what He said....
2 Chronicles 20:15-17
Wow! Did you read that? First He says...."Don't be discouraged for the battle is not yours, but God's."
Isn't that how we are? We become afraid....discouraged....overwhelmed....because our battle looks too big for us. We can only see things through our eyes and it looks like a big army is ready to overtake us. But....we need to remember we aren't fighting this battle on our own. We have the Lord with us!
Then the Lord says "....then stand still and watch the Lord's victory. He is with you..... Do not be afraid or discouraged. ....for the Lord is with you!"
Sometimes it's hard to not get discouraged. When you feel that coming on think back to all the times the Lord has helped you in the past. Thank Him for those times and for what He is doing for you now!
Then Jehoshaphat told his army to do this....
21 After consulting the people, the king appointed singers to walk ahead of the army, singing to the Lord and praising him for his holy splendor. This is what they sang:
his faithful love endures forever!”