I think we all at times are faced with difficult life situations or circumstances which just seem to us overwhelming. We tend to fret and worry our selves into a frenzy. For those of us who are Christians this should be expected because our Lord told us to expect such occurances.. Our adversary,Satan, is out to destroy our peace, joy and happiness. Sometimes the attacks come in the form of friction or unexpected hostilities arising from close relationships and even from those whom we love the most.
Recently, my Pastor preached a sermon using a text taken from II Chronicles 20 . This is the account of King Jehoshaphat and the nation of Israel when an impending attack from enemies was evident. The king cries out in intercession and confesses to God that he doesn’t know what to do. How many times have we all felt the same futility and helplessness. God spoke through a prophet, Jehaziel and gave the king some great news. The battle was not at all his but the Lords.
In a striking response where the choir and orchestra were sent out to greet the enemy, great deliverance came and the enemy was thwarted. As Christians, we have the assurance God is with us. there is no problem or obstacle too great for Him and there is His promise He will never leave or forsake us.
Soon after hearing this message, I experienced something in my life where I did not know what to do. In a child like faith, I confessed to God very much as Jehoshaphat did in his prayer, “Lord, I just don’t know what I am going to do in this situation and if you don’t help me, I’m sunk. I know the battle is yours and just want you to work it all out in your time and way you wish, I know your promises are sure and your integrity without question so please just give me the grace just to allow You to work it all out.”
God gave me peace in this situation and continues to work all the details, doting each “i” and crossing the “t’s”. I know he has heard my prayer and I praise His Name. I know there are still issues but I know I can continue trusting in Him..As I listened to the sermon the end result was the total annihilation of the enemy and it took three days for the nation of Israel to gather all the spoil of war. If you want to read this great passage it is found 2 Chronicles Chapter 20 and the sincere petition is found in this verse:12: O our God, wilt thou not judge them? for we have no might against this great company that cometh against us; neither know we what to do: but our eyes are upon thee.