Monday Devotional – August 29 2022

Built for this

‘I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.’ Philippians 4:13


'Now the king of Syria was making war against Israel; … Therefore he sent horses and chariots and a great army there, and they came by night and surrounded the city. And when the servant of the man of God arose early and went out, there was an army, surrounding the city with horses and chariots. And his servant said to him, “Alas, my master! What shall we do?” So he answered, “Do not fear, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” And Elisha prayed, and said, “ Lord , I pray, open his eyes that he may see.” Then the Lord opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw. And behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha. So when the Syrians came down to him, Elisha prayed to the Lord , and said, “Strike this people, I pray, with blindness.” And He struck them with blindness according to the word of Elisha.' II Kings 6:8a,14-18


In 2 Kings 6, the King of Syria sought a war with Israel. I suggest you read the whole story it is quite phenomenal. Every time the King plotted, God revealed the plot to Elisha and so Israel avoided the war. The king found out that Elisha was the King of Israel’s advisor and set out to get him. Elisha woke up one morning only to find himself fully surrounded by the enemy. By all indication there was no way out. By natural eyes the situation was hopeless but Elisha did not panic. He didn’t just have hope, he knew something crucial. Elisha knew who he was and to whom he belonged. Do you? He knew His God had not suddenly abandoned him and that the presence of a battle was not indication of defeat or abandonment. There was more on his team than there was on the enemy’s side. 

Today I want to encourage you. God who is Emmanuel (God with you and in you) says you were built for this. Greater is he who is within you than he who is in the world (I John 4:4). There will always be more on your side than on your enemy’s side – You plus God is more than enough. All the angels and people He assigns to help you in your time of struggle are tools in His all powerful hand.

You battle from a position of victory, a battle already won.  So do not fear, ask God for the strategy for your next and be confident He will answer. As Elisha watched the approach of the enemy his prayer was simple, not panicked. God came through then and He already has the answer for you now. Ask for it, listen for the answer and act accordingly. 

I love Chandler Moore’s song “Built for this”. The first verse says:

 “There’s no battle that I’m not built for. I’m flesh and blood but that’s not my war. Mountain moments or valley seasons. Come whatever. Greater lives within”

Chandler Moore

We are not exempt from the battle but we should remember, Jesus already won!

Song of the Week:

Journal Prompt: 

This week, ask God to open your eyes to see. Ask him to expose the enemy and reveal the way out. Write what He says and be obedient to the instructions He gives.


There is more for me than against me. I am built for this battle and I have already won!


Have a great week!

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1 Comment

  1. Nadene Sherlock August 29, 2022 at 10:28 AM

    Such a word in season! This morning I was reading John 11 … Lazarus’ death … God’s word was that there is no dead thing that He cannot ressurect if we only but believe … all our hopes, long given-up on dreams, all the things we thought we lost … let us bring them to “the resurrection and the life” and believe!

    As Lady Kavan said … “There is more for me than against me. I am built for this battle and I have already won!”