By Julie Bruce
“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.”
–2 Chronicles 20:12
King Jehosaphat was facing an army much larger than his. They were on their way to wipe out his kingdom. As a king, he must have felt the weight of knowing every life in his kingdom was dependent on his ability to defend them….yet he knew he couldn’t do it on his own. So he went to the one person who has all power. He prayed to God. When he prayed, he admitted he didn’t know what to do about his problem. He was looking to God, expecting Him help him in his time of trouble.
We too face threats that are much bigger than us that sometimes leave us not knowing what to do. Maybe it’s a financial threat, an overwhelming illness, divorce, loss of a job, eviction, or not enough food in the house to get through the next payday. Maybe it’s a wayward child who is walking away from the faith you’ve raised them in. Maybe it’s a long awaited pregnancy that ends in miscarriage. Whatever is threatening you, you too can fix your eyes upon the one who can solve your problem.
It doesn’t mean that God instantly gives us everything we ask for. Sometimes, He grows our faith as we wait on Him. Sometimes it might seem He doesn’t answer at all. However, we can have the faith that God hears, sees, and knows what we are going through. He promises us that He will supply our needs, that he works all things out for our good, and that his plans for us are to prosper us and not to harm us. So whatever your need is and when you are at the place where you don’t know what to do, trust that God is at work. Don’t give up praying. Keep your eyes on Him…especially when you are at a place where you don’t know what to do.