Hello blessed child of God, I hope you’re fine by God’s grace.
This song has been on my mind since I woke up this morning, thus I found it legitimate for it to be the object today’s study ”This Is How I Fight My Battles + Surrounded” by Michael W. Smith.

In general we’re all in the middle of something, we’re all in the middle of a battle.

  • Some of us battle with depression
  • Others battle with sin
  • Others with specific addictions
  • Some people battle with anger outbursts
  • While others battle with chronic diseases
  • Some battle with resentment
  • While others are battling with the risk of divorce

More often than not, when we’re in the middle of a battle, our perspective is so narrow that we can see only our enemies/problems/what’s wrong, we don’t look at Jesus but we focus on our problems.
This song is so wonderful because it brings perspective in our struggles. In fact it reminds me of one of King David’s psalms.
Psalms 27:1‭-‬3 NLT

The Lord is my light and my salvation— so why should I be afraid? The Lord is my fortress, protecting me from danger, so why should I tremble? When evil people come to devour me, when my enemies and foes attack me, they will stumble and fall. Though a mighty army surrounds me, my heart will not be afraid. Even if I am attacked, I will remain confident.

Wait a minute. How can David keep cool and calm and not be afraid at all, though He is attacked? Is there something that David grasped that I am yet to understand?
How can he be at peace when a whole army surrounds him? How can he not be afraid, whereas whatever the problem I face, I feel desperate, worried and troubled. What does David know that I don’t?
It’s probably in the next verses.
Psalms 27:4‭-‬6 NLT

The one thing I ask of the Lord — the thing I seek most— is to live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, delighting in the Lord ’s perfections and meditating in His Temple. For He will conceal me there when troubles come; He will hide me in His sanctuary. He will place me out of reach on a high rock. Then I will hold my head high above my enemies who surround me. At His sanctuary I will offer sacrifices with shouts of joy, singing and praising the Lord with music.

Psalm 16:8 NIV

I keep my eyes always on the Lord . With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.

This is it. This is how David fights his battles. By shifting his perspective.
By keeping his eyes focused on God, of course he knows his enemies are present but The Only One he sees is God. Because he is so focused on dwelling in God’s presence, delighting in God and meditating on Him, he doesn’t see his problems, he sees his SOLUTION = GOD.
And what happens when David focuses on God? God fights his battles for him, protects him, and God gives him victory.
Psalms 27:5‭-‬6 NLT

For He will conceal me there when troubles come; he will hide me in His sanctuary. He will place me out of reach on a high rock. Then I will hold my head high above my enemies who surround me. At his sanctuary I will offer sacrifices with shouts of joy, singing and praising the Lord with music.

Are you in the middle of a battle right now? If not, believe me it’s going to happen soon, and when the time will come do this: Fix your focus on God, not on your battle, and He will fight your battle for you.
Deuteronomy 9:3 NIV

But be assured today that the Lord your God is The One who goes across ahead of you like a devouring fire. He will destroy them; He will subdue them before you. And you will drive them out and annihilate them quickly, as the Lord has promised you.

Exodus 14:14 NIV

The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.

2 Chronicles 32:7‭-‬8 NLT

“Be strong and courageous! Don’t be afraid or discouraged because of the king of Assyria or his mighty army, for there is a power far greater on our side! He may have a great army, but they are merely men. We have the Lord our God to help us and to fight our battles for us!” Hezekiah’s words greatly encouraged the people.

2 Chronicles 20:15‭-‬17 ESV

And he said, “Listen, all Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem and King Jehoshaphat: Thus says the Lord to you, ‘Do not be afraid and do not be dismayed at this great horde, for the battle is not yours but God’s. Tomorrow go down against them. Behold, they will come up by the ascent of Ziz. You will find them at the end of the valley, east of the wilderness of Jeruel. You will not need to fight in this battle. Stand firm, hold your position, and see the salvation of the Lord on your behalf, O Judah and Jerusalem.’ Do not be afraid and do not be dismayed. Tomorrow go out against them, and the Lord will be with you.”


Elaborate practical ways through which you will focus on God and not on your battles


Father Lord, You are The God of angel armies, and You fight my battles for me. Teach me to always keep my eyes focused on You (not on my battles), to delight in Your Word and your presence, and to enjoy the victory and deliverance You operate for me, in Jesus Christ’s Name. Amen.

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Thank you so much for reading, you are blessed and highly favoured.
God bless you
Victoria Eyog


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