All of us face various kinds of battles in our lives. But learning to “let go and let God” handle it is the key to the victory. But the power in how you handle it is another thing.
No one escapes problems, challenges, difficulties, in life, which I often call “the storms of life or roadblocks.”
The good news is that God already knows what He will do when we face difficulties; He has a plan to bring us victory. Second Chronicles 20 tells us that we do not need to fight our own battles because our battles belong to the Lord, not to us.
All we need to do is “let go and let God” and allow him to move on our behalf. There is so much power in an individual when they can just “let go and let God.”
What we need to do is, take our position until our breakthroughs come. What is our position? It is an attitude of thanksgiving, praise, and worshipping God.
If you look around you, I cannot imagine the battles the people are fighting. They are taking matters in their own hands, but this is not what God intended.
Throughout the Old Testament, I can see God’s heart for his people shine through. In Genesis, we see his desire to deliver his people. He put in motion a plan to redeem mankind from choosing their own way instead of his.
God’s heart for us is one of deliverance. He fights for us, but what does that mean? How can we rest knowing that the fight its God’s battle and not our own?
The Christian walk, however, is a spiritual which the Bible exhorts us to prepare for and wage diligently. “Fight the good fight of faith” (1 Timothy 6:12); “Endure hardship . . . like a good soldier of Christ Jesus” (2 Timothy 2:3); Paul exhorts the believer on how to fight a spiritual battle.
Paul instructs every believer how to wage war against the enemy, by equipping yourself in the armor of God. Every believer should be strong in the Lord, and in the power of His might.
“Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes” (Ephesians 6:11).
What Does It Mean to Let Go and Let God?
“Let go and let God” means to submit and trust God. We can say, “Let go and let God,” meaning to freely submit to God. We can also say, cast the care on God.
God knows how to take care of what belongs to him. Nothing takes God by surprise. God is in control of every bump in the road in our lives. Even in our stubborn moments, we should be reminded to “let go and let God.” When we can let go of the pride, and surrender it to God, that is half the battle.
In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall [a]direct your paths. Proverbs 3:6
When we acknowledge God in everything, and I mean everything we do, he will direct our path, and order our steps.
To “Let Go and Let God” means to tell God, Lord it is nothing that I can do, I am trusting and giving it to you.
It is normal for us to want to tuck our tails and run away from a problem, big, or shall, or at least ignore it for a time. Have you ever turned back to deal with an issue and realized it was more manageable than you expected? Or the problem was massive, yet God’s mercy surprised and delighted you?
To really see, we must be looking. If we slip into denial, pretending nothing is wrong, then we can allow ourselves to hold on to the situation.
Joseph persevered as a model prisoner until the Lord brought him to a position of power and used his brothers’ evil plans to bring about an awe-inspiring outcome. Joseph waited and watched—and was rewarded, by “letting go, and letting God.”
How Do You Let Go and Let God Fight Your Battles?
So often we fight battles that should be given to God. We struggle needlessly as God waits for us to let go, give it to him, and trust Him. Our battles are already won through the finish work of Jesus. If you really look at it spiritual, we have already won every battle!
God gives specific instructions in his Word, that we are not wrestling against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Your battle is supernatural, using supernatural weapons against an unseen enemy.
Your enemies are not human but demonic. This fight is spiritual. And the only way you flight spiritual battles, is in prayer. God has given you everything you need to defeat your enemies, he gives us all we need to stand strong in this life and have victory over the battlefields of our mind, heart, and soul.
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Ephesians 6:12 (KJV)
When we say, “let go and let God fight your battles,” it means that:
- The battle is not yours; it is the Lord.
- You can trust God to do what He can only do.
- God loves you enough to fight for you.
- God know how to take care of what belongs to him.
Everything we need to win spiritual battles in our lives has already been won, through Jesus Christ. Yet all too often we race through busy, full days, ill-equipped, unprepared, or simply not aware of what we are up against, day after day, or who the real enemy even is. The following scriptures are battle weapons against the enemy:
(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)
Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ. 2 Corinthians 10:4-5 (KJV)
Jesus, Himself told us that in this life we would experience troubles, persecution, trial, and tests, (John 16:33), we know this to be true.
And though many times, we may not fully know who or what is behind the struggles, we can be assured that God equips us for battle, and He instructs us to live alert.
The battle is not yours to fight because God wants to show himself strong in your life, by revealing his holiness, love, and power.
We tend to trust what we can see and do ourselves, instead of letting go and letting God do what he can do.
Relate: Letting Go and Trusting God
Here is 6 Verses to Remember in the Midst of Your Battle
1.) Get in the Word of God
This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. (Joshua 1:8)
2.) Be encouraged. God is with you.
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
3.) The Lord is on your side!
For the Lord, your God is he who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies, to give you the victory. (Deuteronomy 20:4)
4.) No fear. There is no reason to FEAR.
Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.”
5.) You are not alone. His presence is with you.
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
6.) Take your position and Stand Still.
2 Chronicles 20: 15-18 says, “And he said, “Listen, all Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem and King Jehoshaphat: Thus, says the LORD to you, ‘Do not be afraid and do not be dismayed at this great horde, for the battle is not yours but God’s. 16 Tomorrow go down against them. Behold, they will come up by the ascent of Ziz. You will find them at the end of the valley, east of the wilderness of Jeruel. 17 You will not need to fight in this battle. Stand firm, hold your position, and see the salvation of the LORD on your behalf, O Judah and Jerusalem.’ Do not be afraid and do not be dismayed. Tomorrow go out against them, and the LORD will be with you. 18 Then Jehoshaphat bowed his head with his face to the ground, and all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem fell down before the LORD, worshiping the LORD.”
What Does the Bible Say About Letting God Fight Your Battles?
God is telling every believer to be strong and of good courage. I have already gone before you.
Let us not grow weary or become discouraged in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap, if we do not give in. Galatians 6:9 (Amplified Version)
The lessons believers can learn from the Exodus account can be powerful and life changing. When Christians trust God to fight their battles, it enables them to circumvent what often accompanies conflict, i.e., panic, fear, and hopelessness (Exodus 14:11–12).
There are times when we can see absolutely no way around a problem, just like Israel when they were cornered. It is quite probable not one of the Israelites ever imagined what was going to happen at the red sea, providing their way of escape.
When Christians believe God’s Word (2 Chronicles 20:17), they learn that no battle is too formidable or monumental for God to handle (Joshua 1:5). All a believer must do is take courage, and “let go and let God” take care of it.
What Does God Say About Fighting Battles?
We are told in Ephesians 6 that our battles aren’t against flesh and blood but against rulers, authority, of darkness, and spiritual forces of evil.
Sounds intense, doesn’t it? But then in verse thirteen, it tells us that we can take up our armor of God so we can withstand (be undamaged or unaffected) through all our battles.
But we need to make sure that we stand firm with God, which means to fully put our trust in Him and through the Holy Spirit so we can face these battles with God. Stop trying to handle battles on your own. It is not your battle. It is God’s.
By applying all these aspects, we have been given to our lives and praying by the Holy Spirit and especially for one another, we will be able to fight battles the way God intended us to and through His strength and power.
Are you willing to let go and let God?
Bible Verses About Letting God Fight My Battles
2 Chronicles 20:17 You will not have to fight this battle. Take up your positions, stand
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.’” NIV
Exodus 14:14 The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.” Take your position, and rest in the Lord.
1 Peter 5:7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. Give all your cares and worries to the Lord.
Deuteronomy 20:4 For the Lord your God is the one who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies to give you victory.”
Isaiah 52:12 But you will not leave in haste or go in flight; for the Lord will go before you, the God of Israel will be your rear guard.
Let God Fight for You Through Prayer
As you have already read, prayer is a weapon against battles, spiritual forces, trials, anything against us really!
Prayer is key to the breakthrough.
Father, in the Name of Jesus, through everything you taught me in your Word, I an now able to” let go and let God “handle it. But Lord, I also ask that You teach me how to submit my life to You. Show me how to abide in You day by day and instruct me how-to live-in spirit and truth. Help me Lord, to give control of my life over to You in every way, and to become the person You would have me be. Thank You Lord, that You have not given up on me and I ask You to teach me Your way from this day forward. In Jesus’ name I pray,
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