“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.”
2 Chronicles 20:12
Three year old Kaitlyn walked into the house, plopped down on the floor, and took off her sandals.
“My foot is dirty!” She exclaimed while pointing to the bottom of her foot. “Look! My foot is dirty!”
“What should we do about it?” I asked.
“I don’t know,” she replies mournfully. “But look, my foot is dirty. What to do? What to do?”
I’ve felt that way a lot lately.
Yesterday I desired to get a certain task completed. But I couldn’t figure out where to begin. It seemed daunting and unmanageable. I immediately felt overwhelmed by it.
So instead of getting any of it accomplished, I let my anxiety take over and you guessed it, the task is still awaiting my attention.
In 2 Chronicles 20 Jehoshaphat, king of Israel, has several armies coming up against him. But instead of sitting and wringing his hands he calls the people of Israel to fast and pray.
They pray this:
“We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on You.”
2 Chronicles 20:12b - NIV
and the Israelites admitted to God they didn’t know what to do.
Maybe even insinuated in-between the lines could be how overwhelmed they were by the
vast armies against them. Yet they chose to trust God. They chose to
look to Him, to seek Him, and to keep their eyes fixed on Him. Because
they did this, God gave them the victory over their enemies.
Seek the Lord when all seems lost
turn your face up to the sun let the brightness of this light become the praise of the victorious one. Let not your worries nor your cares
be the war cry of your heart when He who is greater in your life through your faith will overcome. It’s not by might, nor by power, but by his Spirit it will be done seek the Lord while He may be found for in this only salvation will come.
it just seems easier to give up and do nothing. Yet this story is a
reminder for us to remember when we fix our eyes on God, and not on our
circumstances or anxieties, He will go before us and lead us to a place