Pray and Trust God for Victory
In 2 Chronicles 20, we see Jehoshaphat and the nation of Israel had to make a defining decision. They were about to be attacked by two of their enemies that they could not withstand. There was no way to escape and victory was impossible.
What did Jehoshaphat? He did not even hesitate, he know his only power was from God, so immediately he told the nation of Israel to fast and pray. All of Israel did just as Jehoshaphat told them to do and they came to God humbly, and prayed this prayer:
O Lord, God of our fathers, are you not the God who is in heaven? You rule over all the kingdoms of the nations. Power and might are in your hand, and no one can withstand you. …For we have no power to face the vast army that is attacking us. We do not know what to do, but our eyes are upon you (2 Chronicles 20:6, 12).
Have you ever been in such a situation that you had no hope? This is just where Israel was! They turned their hearts to God with prayer and praise and this is just what we should all do, don’t wait until you are in a situation that seems hopeless but go to God always. God will respond He is faithful and you can trust Him, He will respond to you just as He did to Israel. His answer came quickly:
You will not have to fight this battle. Take up your positions; stand firm and see the deliverance the Lord will give you… Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Go out to face them tomorrow, and the Lord will be with you (2 Chronicles 20:17).
Jehoshaphat and Israel marched the next morning with a song of praise to Almighty God. God confused their enemies to such a degree that the Israelites never had to fire one single arrow.
Satan hates to hear words of praise and to see us trust the Lord. He knows he is defeated every time we trust God. Are you trusting praising God for His presence and power in your life?
If not, isn’t it about time to start?
It is not by your power that you achieve anything but only by God’s power. You may think it is your own doing but the Mighty God of the universe is in control of everything even when you think He is not. God is greater than anything that could ever come against you. Trust Him!
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