2 Chronicles 19
2 Chronicles 20
2 Chronicles 21
Acts 11

In 2 Chronicles 20 we see the King of Judah, Jehoshaphat, threatened with a far superior army from several nations.  And we see words from the Lord that resound with us today and the troubled times we have faced:

2 Chronicles 20: 15 He said: “Listen, King Jehoshaphat and all who live in Judah and Jerusalem! 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. 16 Tomorrow march down against them. They will be climbing up by the Pass of Ziz, and you will find them at the end of the gorge in the Desert of Jeruel. 17 You will not have to fight this battle. Take up your positions; stand firm and see the deliverance the Lord will give you, Judah and Jerusalem. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Go out to face them tomorrow, and the Lord will be with you.’”

And in our time, I am reminded of the words of a song, penned by the Christian group Petra: 

The power of darkness comes in like a flood,
The battle belongs to the Lord,
He’s raised up a standard, the power of his blood,
The battle belongs to the Lord.

And we sing, “Glory and honour, power and strength to the Lord,”
And we sing, “Glory and honour, power and strength to the Lord.”