Today you should read: 2 Chronicles 20
Jehoshaphat was terrified by this news and begged the LORD for guidance. He also ordered everyone in Judah to begin fasting. So people from all the towns of Judah came to Jerusalem to seek the LORD’s help. (2 Chronicles 20:3-4 NLT)
But you will not even need to fight. Take your positions; then stand still and watch the LORD’s victory. He is with you, O people of Judah and Jerusalem. Do not be afraid or discouraged. Go out against them tomorrow, for the LORD is with you!” (2 Chronicles 20:17 NLT)
Many times in our lives we face times and situations that terrify us. We don’t know how we are going to handle it or even get through it. Maybe it is a financial struggle or a family issue. Or maybe health issue or a calling on your life to go or do something. Whatever the case may be I know for most of us the fear can be crippling. We start to doubt everything and we begin to try to find something or someone to cling to and look to for help. Sadly, for my folks, this usually results in them flying on themselves to work harder, try harder and do better. For many, myself included this is the default position.
Not so with king Jehoshphat. His first inclination was to go to God and beg for wisdom and direction. And as we see in today’s passage the main point is this:
When we beg for God to answer us in our time of need it usually ends with the reminder that He is always there.
Jehoshaphat found out quickly that God had no intention of leaving them there to die. God would remind the king and his people that He would be with them and fight their battles for them.
In Christ we have those same promises as we know Jesus told us as much before He left. (Matthew 28:20) Jesus is always with us and, as we saw on the cross, willing and able to fight our battles for us. Think on this question today as you go about your day:
If Jesus died on the cross to fight my battle of sin payment do you think that the other, smaller fight we have are covered as well?
Posted by: Robbie Byrd