When trouble comes, focus on God’s ability to care for you. Charles Stanley
The Lord is Strong and Mighty
Some people came and told Jehoshaphat, “A vast army is coming against you from Edom, from the other side of the Dead Sea. It is already in Hazazon Tamar” (that is, En Gedi). Alarmed, Jehoshaphat resolved to inquire of the Lord, and he proclaimed a fast for all Judah. The people of Judah came together to seek help from the Lord; indeed, they came from every town in Judah to seek Him.
2 Chronicles 20:2-4
When Jehoshaphat, king of Judah, heard that a great army was coming to battle against his people, his first response was to seek the Lord, proclaiming a fast for the entire nation. He publicly confessed that they were powerless against the enemies but if they looked to God, he was confident that the Lord would win the battle for them.
Jehoshaphat did not consult his army commander but he inquired of the Lord because his trust was not in man, but in God.
Perhaps we may also sometimes feel like this. Everything seems to be going smoothly but suddenly, we find ourselves facing an attack from the enemy. It is natural to react with fear and discouragement because the enemy will always disguise himself as being big and fearful. Goliath was such an example and yet it took only one small stone to defeat him because that stone was guided by the hand of the Lord.
If we turn to the Lord in faith, He will fight our battles and give us the victory because the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in power for pulling down strongholds. Our natural minds cannot begin to comprehend the power and might of the Lord, so let us humble ourselves by submitting to Him as the Commander because trying to fight in our own strength will only lead to defeat.
This morning, may we hand our battles over to the Lord and He will give us the victory, as he did for Jehoshaphat.
We thank You for this day and cast all our anxiety on You because You care for us and will fight all our battles for us. Amen.
God bless you,
Theo and Manju