Saturday, October 13, 2007

The Battle is Not Yours

Today Hal, Candace, Brantley and I went to the Family Readiness Group (FRG) Meeting for Jonathan's Unit. How thankful I am for the leadership and the support. But as I sat there today, my thoughts were on the reality that each of us were there for only one reason - because our loved one is at WAR. For some - a husband, for some -a brother, for some - a father, for Brantley - her future husband, for Candace - her future son-in-law, and for Hal and me - the reason is our Son. Jonathan is at War. Real War.

So, when I got home, I had to look up one of my verses that I had given to memory a few years ago... I needed to read it. I needed to meditate on it for a few minutes. I needed to be reminded of the Rock that I am holding on to. I needed to claim it one more time. I needed to refocus.

II Chronicles 20:15b says, "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'."

A verse for Jonathan - A promise for me. Faith in the Lord and His Word. This battle is HIS...

So, I lay down my fears. I put aside my anxiety. I wipe away the tears. And I stand on the Word.

Thank you Father...

4 comments:

Jeff Keith said...

What a wonderful post! Our only hope in Iraq and in life for that matter is in Him. The scripture is very encouraging. As I think back on the wonderful weekend I just had with my family, I can not help but be thankful for men and women like your son who are fighting for our freedom. He is a hero!

JustJessie said...

Aren't we blessed to know that our hope is in the Lord? Can you imagine having Jonathan over there without the assurance that God is with him? And isn't it cool to know that God's army is there fighting right along with him!

Nicole Detweiler said...

That was an awesome post. Your son is in God's hands...i have been there with my husband as you know. As you said to your son in the comment on his page...Let the Lord be your strength!

DeeDee said...

thanks to all three of you - you are blessings to me.

Please just keep praying for all of us :)