During the civil war Abraham Lincoln met with a group of ministers for a prayer breakfast. One of the ministers said, “Mr. President, let us pray that God is on our side”.
Lincoln’s response showed far greater insight, “No, gentlemen, let us pray that we are on God’s side.”
Jos 5:13-14 (GNT): While Joshua was near Jericho, he suddenly saw a man standing in front of him, holding a sword. Joshua went up to him and asked, “Are you one of our soldiers, or an enemy?” “Neither,” the man answered. “I am here as the commander of the LORD's army.” Joshua threw himself on the ground in worship and said, “I am your servant, sir. What do you want me to do?”
2 Chro 16:9 (AMPC): “For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth to show Himself strong in behalf of those whose hearts are blameless toward Him…”
“We must learn to live on the heavenly side and look at things from above. To contemplate all things as God sees them, as Christ beholds them, overcomes sin, defies Satan, dissolves perplexities, lifts us above trials, separates us from the world and conquers fear of death.” - A.B. Simpson.