I am so glad today that the Lord and I have a past history. When you have a past experience with a person in a time of trouble you know what to expect. If you have a friend that you had to borrow from in a particular time and they came through you know if the going got rough you could call them but on the other hand there is that friend that have failed you in the past so you know I cannot count on them.
What do you get from this text?
Deuteronomy 20:1 (KJV)
When thou goest out to battle against thine enemies, and seest horses, and chariots, and a people more than thou, be not afraid of them: for the LORD thy God is with thee, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.