And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which he will shew to you to day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever.
The salvation of the Lord is only manifested when the enemy is obvious. As strange as it may sound, He allows the enemy to shout, to roar, and to threaten.
In some cases, God waits until the enemy is about to overwhelm us, so that He can be glorified in the defeat of the enemy.
In Matthew chapter 8, Jesus was asleep in a boat with his disciples in the midst of a raging storm. Petrified that they were about to drown, the disciples woke him up. Jesus was aware of the deadliness of the situation, yet he described the disciples as having little faith in that moment. What the disciples did not realise was that, just like his father in heaven, Jesus intended to be glorified in the deadliest of situations:
Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm. But the men marveled, saying, what manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him!
Matthew 8: 27
See Gods salvation in the midst of the battle and don’t pay attention to suggestions that negate the word of God. Don’t be like those who have a nonchalant attitude to the things of God, but be led by the Holy Spirit. Having a spirit-led approach will yield great victories.
As you wait upon the Lord and as you seek His face, the Lord will begin to direct you and teach you how to go about doing things. He will bring you friends and reveal and defeat your enemies.