April 1

Do not fear…for the Lord your God is he who goes with you to fight for you…to give you the victory.’

Deuteronomy 20:4 ESV

We’re not to fear or dread or panic because God is with us and fights for us and fights against our enemies and gives us the victory.

He can’t give us the victory unless He has it to give. It’s His victory.

To receive the victory, we need to be there. We need to not run away in fear. We need to not run around in a panic making deals with the enemy, compromising our position because we’re afraid to take a stand.

When we panic, when we respond in fear, we run away from God. Faith runs to God. When we let fear control our actions, we’re running away from God, from victory, and we’re running in the opposite direction, meaning we’re running to the enemy. We’re headed right for his trap.

Praise God that He’s also the One who frees us from the enemy’s nets that try to entangle us.

You don’t even have to fight. He fights. He won the victory for you. It’s actually already finished. He’s already won. Run to Him and let Him hand you the victory.

Let faith, not fear, drive you and let faith cause you to run to the secret place and find rest, joy, peace, and victory.

Shane and Shane song: You’ve Already Won