“The battle is not yours, but God’s.” II Chronicles 20:15 The Israelites praised God in the middle of a dangerous challenge. A large group of warriors had gathered to destroy them. After humbly asking God for help, King Jehoshaphat appointed a choir to march out into battle in front of the Israelite army. The choir sang: “Praise the Lord, for His mercy endures forever”. When they began to sing, the Lord caused the enemy forces to attack and destroy each other. Praising God in the midst of a challenge may mean over riding our natural instincts. We tend toward self-protection, strategizing, and worry. However, worshipping can guard our hearts against troubling thoughts and self-reliance. No matter what is in front of us, God is always behind us.