“For the battle is not yours, but God’s.” 2 Chronicles 20:15

I find this Bible verse again this afternoon when I’m coloring with a young friend. His parents are visiting from Tennessee. This clever nine-year-old talks to me about all the places he’s visited as we turn the pages of a fancy coloring book of sights of the world. In another coloring book from my stash I keep in my crafting cabinet in the kitchen, we see intricate designs surrounding beautiful Bible verses. I pick that book, and I turn to a random page to read this verse from 2 Chronicles 20:15:

For the battle is not yours, but God’s.

I think of any places in my life that feel like a struggle or fight. I smile with joy that we’re not the ones to fight–the battle belongs to God who cares for us.

And I spend the afternoon with coloring books and colored pencils. A fall candle burns as the leaves begin falling already in the chilly weather. My cat, Louie, curls up beside us. After this, I’ll attend the Homecoming Parade downtown to watch my daughter march with the Marching Band.

What a restful life when God fights for you.

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