Fear during a war would seem logical and reasonable. However, once again over and over, God tells us we are not to fear. “And he said, ‘Listen, all you of Judah and you inhabitants of Jerusalem, and you, King Jehoshaphat! Thus says the Lord to you: ‘Do not be afraid nor dismayed because of this great multitude, for the battle is not yours, but God’s.’” 2 Chronicles 20:15 NKJV (See also Joshua 10:3, Deuteronomy 20:1, Deuteronomy 3:2, Numbers 21:34, and many more)
Only a few of us in the general population of the United States are ever going to see military combat. However, while we may not be fighting in hand to hand combat with physical visible enemies, we are in a war—a spiritual war. “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.” Ephesians 6:12 NKJV Additionally, we may be in tangible battles: legal, illness, rights violations, bad habits, family difficulties, sin, etc. Whatever type of conflict it is, we are not to have fear.
Why should we not fear in these fear producing situations? Because the battle is not ours. No matter what kind of battle it is, the battle is God’s. “You must not fear them, for the Lord your God Himself fights for you.” Deuteronomy 3:22 NKJV (See also 2 Chronicles 20:15, Exodus 14:13, Deuteronomy 1:29-30, 2 Kings 6:16) So “if God is for us, who can be against us?” (Romans 8:31) Have no fear.