(Proverbs 21:31 KJV) The horse is prepared against the day of battle: but safety is of the LORD.
This reminds me that there is nothing wrong with trying to be “prepared” (3559). This word is used frequently in Proverbs. Its most frequent NASB translation in Proverbs is “established”. It is used of ants gathering food. It is used of preparing for war. It involves expecting there to be a tomorrow and making common sense choices to get ready for what is coming.
As I write we face a primary election. I need to be prepared. It is a form of battle. I will do my homework, vote and then trust the Lord to use the outcome. The range of “battle” (4421) we face starts at washing our clothes and moves up from there. As believers we are to plan in faith.
So? I don’t know your battle today. I probably don’t even know what mine will be but I know a few. Part of trusting in the Lord is knowing that He will work out details we are not even aware of at this point.