Thursday, June 3, 2010

2 Chronicles 20

The immensity of God is unchallenged and unchanged by the size of the issue at hand.  And He often works uniquely to remind us of that.

Jehoshaphat was king of Judah.  Three different armies, bound together by the unified purpose of destruction, marched against him.  In one of the most honest prayers recorded in the Scriptures, Jehoshaphat called a fast and put before his God this little beauty:  "We don't know what to do, but our eyes are on you."

God wasn't phased by the armies.  He wasn't unmoved though.  Jehoshaphat's prayer touched Him deeply and profoundly and the King sent word back to the king:  "I got this."

So, Jehoshaphat, in prayerful faith, sent the church choir out to battle first.  The four bald guys on the back row of the choir loft who can't quite hit the high E along with Miss Sally with her big smile and Winona with the ever-present cane walked out in front of the soldiers to the field of battle.  They sang the familiar songs of God.

And you know what the army did?  They collected the loot.  The enemy had fled.  No fighting needed.  Just wagons and pack mules for hauling the spoil.  God's big and showed Himself as such.

What are you facing where you would say, "I don't know what to do but my eyes are on you"?  Cancer?  Job?  Family?  Loss?  I can't guarantee a similar deliverance, but God promises to hear our prayers and answer according to what's best.  When we don't know what to do, He's always the best place to look.

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