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2 October 2023 ‘Position yourselves, stand still and see the salvation of the Lord, who is with you.’ 2 Chronicles 20:17 NKJV

Today in our S.T.R.E.S.S. acronym let’s look at the letter T – Trust what God tells you. ‘You will not need to fight in this battle. Position yourselves, stand still and see the salvation of the Lord…Do not fear or be dismayed; tomorrow go out against them, for the Lord is with you’ (v. 17 NKJV). God’s way of resolving our problems often goes against our logic. Maybe that’s why we’re hesitant and reluctant to talk to Him about some things. Why would God instruct Jehoshaphat’s army, which was clearly no match for three armies, to show up prepared for a battle they were not intended to fight? That didn’t make any sense! God will many times tell us to ‘position’ ourselves to deal with a demanding task or problem we feel completely inadequate to tackle. Our challenge is to obey Him and position ourselves to win. Here are some examples so you get the idea of what this could look like: 1) You ‘position’ yourself when you choose to go to university, even though you may not have achieved too highly in school or college. 2) You ‘position’ yourself when you resign from a job at God’s urging and start a new business, even though a long list of customers or clients isn’t waiting in the wings. 3) You ‘position’ yourself when you sit down at your computer each day to write a book you have always desired to write – without a head full of knowledge but with a heart full of faith that God will join you there with His words. God’s instruction is to position ourselves for victory. He wants us to show up, so He can show Himself strong on our behalf (see 2 Chronicles 16:9 NKJV).


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Contrary winds (1) Saturday 09 December
Humble yourself Friday 08 December
How to pray when you’re sick Thursday 07 December
Do you know why you’re here? Wednesday 06 December
A father’s blessing Tuesday 05 December
Finding common ground (3) Monday 04 December

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