Sunday, August 12

Facing the Battle

today's reading.
Deuteronomy 20:1-8   "When you go out to war against your enemies, and see horses and chariots and an army larger than your own, you shall not be afraid of them, for the Lord your God is with you, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt...

the blog.
I thought it would be good to get a boost of encouragement from the Old Testament this weekend, and Deuteronomy 20 just seemed to hit the nail on the head for me. 

There are many days when what we're dealing with in life (whatever that may be and it's different for all of us) feels like we're facing, head on, an "army greater than our own" (Deut. 20:1). But that shouldn't matter according to Deuteronomy 20:1-8 because we're told over and over do not be afraid because the Lord is with us. (Thank you, Lord, for those reassuring and comforting words.) 

So what did you see or learn about fear from Deuteronomy 20:1-8? What is it in your life that feels like a battle? And how can you draw on this passage to deal with it? Tami W.

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