Thursday, December 10, 2015

We don't know what to do....

One of my favorite stories from the Old Testament is the story of Jehoshaphat in 2 Chronicles 20.  In that chapter the king suddenly discovers a large army has snuck into the country and is only days away from attacking them, an army too big for them to defend against.

Jehoshaphat gathers the people at the temple and he prays.  In his prayer he makes this honest and transparent statement,  

"We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on you.”

There they stand, parents, children, king and soldiers....

waiting for God.  

They aren't busy arming the city, it's too late for that.  They can't ask for help from a friendly nation, there isn't time.  

Their only hope is God.  And so they wait.

In the crisis of “now” they found their only hope was God.  And so they wait. 

I’m sure the children were looking at their parents wondering what was going on.  I know fear was pungent in the air as they waited…..with the enemy at the gate.

But they waited and God wonderfully answered. 

May we be people who see the days, are aware of the enemy and his work and realize our only hope and help is God himself.

“We don’t know what to do, but our eyes are on you.”

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