And Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron, stood before it in those days,) saying, Shall I yet again go out to battle against the children of Benjamin my brother, or shall I cease? And the Lord said, Go up; for to morrow I will deliver them into thine hand.
Never was it intended or planned that things would turn out this way in the Promised Land. The Land was supposed to flow with milk and honey, not the blood of brothers as a result of civil war.
At this point, discerning the Voice of God doesn’t come easy. On two occasions the people consulted God before battle and though victory was assured, they still lost it.
It is very easy to dismiss God when in crisis. Especially when earlier proposals from no mean persons but His very servants have proved futile.
Who else do you listen to in such times? What else can give you comfort? How do you circumvent bleek situations that ‘even God doesn’t seem to have an answer to?’
You may lose the battle but don’t give up the war. When all was said and done, Israel was victorious, so that the singular losses in battles did not matter.
I pray we turn out victorious in our wars, so that irrespective of the battle results, we still hold our ground and faith in the Lord, and believe Him to deliver the war to us.
Have a blessed day.
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