Facing the Battle

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Deuteronomy 20:1-8

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.

P.S. Happy Canada Day to all our Canadian P4ers!! Hope you have a great holiday.

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one thing i learnt about fear is that its like a rocking chair it keeps your mind occupied but in actual fact it gets you no where this message holds a lot essence in the fact it reassures us that God is always there to fight our battles it doesnt matter how huge the army this reflects with God by our side the battles we fight we can claim we hv the victory but an important aspect i would like to say i learnt is that we should view things in Gods perspective the road is never going to be easy but at least with God it makes the burden easy God didnt promise a smooth sailing but at least he promised a smooth landing and what a great thing to rest in Gods hands

Yesterday I went to a memorial for a friend of mine's husband who died while serving on the front lines in Afghanistan. This passage really hit home to me. We all face so many battles and he faced a battle that I could not even attempt to relate to. In light of July 4th coming up I want to thank he and his wife for their service to our country and the freedom they provide my family. Most of all I want to thank Jesus becuase I know he is with us no matter what we are going through right to the end.

Hi Tammy,

Thank you remembering us Canadians and thank you for all the work you that you do in helping us stay consistent in our time with the Lord and in His word. I am a new member and I look forward to making time to visit your site. I am enjoy my Bible readings and your daily comments. I appreciate you, your passion and your love for the Lord. God Bless all of you richly at Back to the Bible and Happy July 4th.

Blessings,
Sharon

Anxiety/fear is something I've had some struggles with over the past few years. It's a horrible, ugly thing! I often have to first ask others to pray over me, and that gets me started, and then I often begin to read scripture, pray and/or journal. This isn't always the case...sometimes I feel paralyzed by it and have a hard time working through it. But God has been faithful every time! I pray that we all have FREEDOM from anxiety and fear, every day, and especially this weekend when many of us celebrate freedom. TRUE freedom is from Christ's sacrifice!! :)

Thank you Tami for your good wishes for us Canadians on Canada Day. Thank you my American brothers and sisters for being "THE NATION" who steps up and steps out when something needs to be done for the good of our world. Best wishes to you on July 4th.

In response to Heather regarding a friend's husband who died in Afghanistan I respectfully share in your grief. Only our soldiers and Christ are willing to die for the sake of others. Jesus died for all people; past, present, and future.

Regarding Tami's questions, my battle is with time management and ensuring that I put aside time with God, and time together with my wife and two daughters at the dinner table sharing God's word on a daily basis. I am very goal oriented and have expectations of what I need to get done day to day. I guess what I need to do is to be God oriented and focus on Him rather than my own agenda.

Deuteronomy reminds me of focusing on God first and trusting in Him. Seek ye first the Kingdom of God. It's not all about me, myself, and I. Like Peter in the Bible, he stepped out of the boat and walked on the water with Christ as long as he kept his focus on the Lord. But when he turned his attention to the big waves and the raging storm (like me focusing on my busy agenda) he sank.

Russ

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