Daily Archives: June 1, 2010

When you don’t know what to do, keep your eyes on God

2 Chronicles 20:17

“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; do not be discouraged.  Go out to face them tomorrow, and the Lord will be with you.” NIV

This is a great story.  At this point, Jehoshaphat is leading the people of Israel.  He receives a report that three groups of people have joined forces and are on their way to make war on Jehoshaphat.  He calls all of the people to a nationwide fast.  And, all of the people of Judah came together in one place to pray to God.

Jehoshaphat tells God, “We do not know what to do, but our eyes are upon you.” (v.12)

In response, God speaks through Jahaziel, and then ultimately solves the problem.

I love the example of faith here.  All of the people came together in one place.  Jehoshaphat did not go about arming them with the latest battle gear, or strategizing on how to beat down the armies that were on their way.  Instead, he went straight to God.

Verse 12 is my favorite of this chapter.  So often, I find myself not knowing what to do.

Today, as I earnestly seek His will for my life, I will keep my eyes on God.

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