Confused? Uncertain? Terrified? You’ve got a lot in common with God’s children in 2 Chronicles 20 . . . and so do I.

You aren’t surrounded by five (5) aggressive kings on the warpath, but the overwhelm you feel could match that of God’s people when they rushed to His Temple to be saved. I get it.

King Jehoshaphat stood up in full view of his nation to plead with the LORD. He reminded God of all He’d done to secure the Land for His people and their great confidence in His protection. Jehoshaphat’s description of the peril they faced closes with their desperation and only hope.

We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on you. 2 Chronicles 20:12*

I’ve been in that exact spot off and on for more than a week. To set my tone for the day, I went to the Word this morning to pray through the context. I usually just repeat the sentence from memory, but I needed the whole scenario. Maybe you do too.

What happened next? The LORD God did indeed respond by His Spirit through a member of the priestly class. Here are a few highlights.

This is what the LORD says to you: Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God’s.  v 15

You will not have to fight this battle. Take up your positions; stand firm and see the deliverance the LORD will give you. O Judah and Jerusalem. Do not be afraid our discouraged. Go out to face them tomorrow, and the LORD will be with you. v 17

My takeaways for whenever confusion, uncertainty, or terror threaten. Feel free to borrow.

  • Fear and discouragement are my primary enemies.
  • Challenges are God’s and I don’t need to fight them.
  • I simply need to confirm and walk in His plan for me.
  • As I keep my feet on His path, I will see Him rescue me.

We can wait and trust with confidence in our promise-keeping God.

I leave you in His Peace,

If the struggle is fierce, reach out for a Free 20-minute Clarity Call.

*NIV, 1984

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