A feeling of helplessness!
2 Chronicles 20:12 “O our God, will You not judge them? For we have no power against this great multitude that is coming against us; nor do we know what to do, but our eyes are upon You.”
Here we read that Jehoshaphat encountered a big problem.
A vast army had gathered against Jerusalem and Jehoshaphat realized he had “no power against this great multitude.”
A king or commander should know when the odds are for him or against him.
So what did Jehoshaphat do?
This godly king did the right thing:
In verses 5–12, Jehoshaphat offers a model prayer.
His prayer ends up like this;…….
… “This is way beyond me. I have no idea what to do, Lord, but my eyes are on You!”
How many of our prayers should end with a line like this?
SOMETIMES THE MOST POWERFUL PRAYERS ARE THE MOST SIMPLE PRAYERS.
Today the eyes of an anxious world are on the global health crisis.
In this current threat of pandemic,….
…. We might feel discouraged as we watch the infection and death tolls rise.
If so, we need to join with Jehoshaphat in declaring that we are helpless, but our hope is fixed on God Almighty.
Did you hear about the psychiatrist who was counseling the man who had an inferiority complex?
He said to the man, “Sir, the reason you have an inferiority complex is because you are inferior.”
YES!!!! WE ARE HELPLESS!!!
There are so many problems and needs in our lives for which we have no remedy,
………… so many mountains that are too big to climb,
…………… so many challenges that we can’t meet.
A feeling of helplessness!!!
But we aren’t totally helpless, are we?
There really is a God.
He is supreme over every circumstance.
📍He gave us His Son for our sin.
📍He has forgiven us and accepted us.
📍He loves us.
📍He wants what is best for us.
No matter what sorrow we face today, we can have confidence God cares.
Jooley Mathew Z