A prayer from Scotty Smith expressing faith and trust in the Jesus who won our salvation to care for his own in our day-to-day battles as well.
“ The Lord saves not with sword and spear. For the battle is the Lord’s. (1 Sam. 17:47)
This is what the Lord says to you: “Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God’s.“ (2 Chron. 20:15)
Lord Jesus, with you fighting our battles, faith, hope, and love are the order of the day—not fear, anger, and despair. We are especially grateful you fought and won the most important conflict we’ll ever face—the war for our hearts and our eternity.
The Gospel is the end of the war between us and God. As rebels, we’ve been reconciled to Abba, Father. As independents, we’ve been adopted into a big grace-family. Jesus, you are the author and perfecter of our faith—our “wisdom, righteousness, holiness, and redemption” (1 Cor. 1:30-31). Thank you!
Your cross was our Judgment Day, your return will be our Wedding Day, and your present enthronement is our Peace for Every Day. Surely we can trust you in every other battle we face, this side of life in the new heaven and new earth.
Keep giving us faith-pebbles for real Goliaths. When we forget the battle belongs to you, quickly bring us back to worship expressing itself in trust, and faith expressing itself in love (Gal. 5:6). So very Amen we pray, in your loving and triumphant name.