“Ask the Lord for rain in the springtime; it is the Lord who sends the thunderstorms. He gives showers of rain to all people and plants of the field to everyone. The idols speak deceitfully, diviners see visions that lie; they tell dreams that are false, they give comfort in vain. Therefore the people wander like sheep oppressed for lack of a shepherd.

‘My anger burns against the shepherds, and I will punish the leaders; for the Lord Almighty will care for his flock, the people of Judah, and make them like a proud horse in battle. From Judah will come the cornerstone, from him the tent peg, from him the battle bow, from him every ruler. Together they will be like warriors in battle trampling their enemy into the mud of the streets. They will fight because the Lord is with them, and they will put the enemy horsemen to shame’.” Zechariah 10:1-5 (NIV)



Zechariah was a prophet during the time when the Jews had returned to Jerusalem from their exile and needed to rebuild the city and Temple. This word spoke to the exiled Jews who returned home of how God gives rain to all people, but it also foretold of how God would remedy the plight of the people in Judah through Jesus. When the people returned, they lost a sense of the former glory of the city, and their identify began to waiver. They were surrounded  by danger and enemy armies on every side. There was no safety or security for the people. They were vulnerable to their enemies once again. Yet, Zechariah reminded them of God’s promises to make them strong for battle. These people would no longer carry the shame of their past because they walked in God’s victory.


Any battle we face in life can seem overwhelming at the time. You may be tasked with rebuilding or creating something in your life that you feel ill-equipped to handle. When we forget who we are created to be, we are ill-equipped to fight. In Ephesians 6:12 (NIV), Paul says, “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” God can strengthen us to fight our battles no matter the source or what our past shame says about us. The enemy likes to remind us who we have been, while God is shining a light on the future of who you will be in Him. You are well-equipped for every battle in the name of Jesus.

THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.™ Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

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