June 22

Written by Bill Grandi on June 22nd, 2021

“The battle belongs to the Lord.” We will hear that often from pastors/teachers as they admonish us to fight on, to carry on, to not give up.

I read an interesting story from Our Daily Bread yesterday (6/21/21). During what has been The Charge of the Light Brigade, Lt. Colonel de Salis had a horse named Drummer Boy who was injured during battle. He decided his horse deserved a medal as much as his valiant men. Even though their military action failed, Drummer Boy was awarded a medal. And even though it failed, that battle goes down as one of Britain’s greatest military moments because of the valor of both men and horses.

That brings to mind several Scriptures:

“The horse is prepared for the day of battle, But the victory belongs to the Lord.” (Pr.21:31) (NASB 2020)

“Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.” (Ps.20:7) (ESV)

Those are just a couple of verses which show our strength is not our own. Nor is our strength that which is strong on earth. Over and over in Scripture we are told that God is the one who fights for us. He is the One we are to trust not that which appears strong. I like what Deut.20:4 says, “For the Lord your God is going with you! He will fight for you against your enemies, and he will give you the victory.” (NLT)

Not much more to say is there? God has promised to fight those battles with us and for us. Lean on that.

“Father, may I trust You when it comes to battle. Help me to stand firm against sin and evil and remember the battle is Yours.”


8 Comments so far ↓

  1. Ed says:

    This reminds me of the story when the Israelites tried to go to war with the nations, counting on their own strength, and not on the Lord.

    • Bill Grandi says:

      They lost. It was when they trusted that they pulled out the victory. Thanks Ed.

  2. After my husband had gone “postal”, I had to find a new attorney (my female attorney had enough of him) and then we were assigned a judge #3 (the other two recused themselves out of fear). My attorney was useless (out of fear) and this new judge rarely favored the woman and I was told I would only get alimony for 3-4 years (after a 40-year, stay-at-home mother/marriage). So, I had to rely on God to fight this battle for me. Long story short: After 4 years of monthly court appearances, we were coming up to trial. 3 days before, my husband’s attorney called for us to all meet. I walked in the room and my husband swiveled his chair so his back was to me and HIS attorney said this: “Mrs. Ronzino, this is coming from ME, not your husband.” He offered me the exact number I had originally asked for (4 years ago) plus 10 years of alimony. My attorney went white and whisked me out of the room to tell me that Joe’s attorney made a mistake and that is not what he is giving me. We went back into the room where Joe’s attorney reiterated his offer. He and I shook hands, as I thanked him. My attorney sat there white-faced not having a clue what just happened. Days later, I sent his attorney a thank you note. The LORD, my God, fought the battle for me! To the astonishment of all. Forever I will praise His Glorious Goodness and Name!

    • Bill Grandi says:

      Yeah. It sounds to me like God came through for you big time Diane. I’m glad He is stronger than we are.

  3. Ryan S. says:

    “Pull Yourself Up By Your Bootstraps”, “One-man army”, “Going Rambo”…

    All phrases described enter the battle or situation alone.

    We weren’t designed for that, we weren’t designed to be separated.
    We weren’t designed to be disconnected from the head, from the body.

    This is how the battle is won. This is how the war has been won!
    Not of ourselves, but of God.

    • Bill Grandi says:

      You are so right Ryan. We were never designed to fight alone. We try but always fail.

  4. The battle isn’t ours, it’s God’s to win.
    Blessings, Bill!