AFTER THIS, the Moabites, the Ammonites, and with them the Meunites came against Jehoshaphat to battle. It was told Jehoshaphat, A great multitude has come against you from beyond the [Dead] Sea, from Edom; and behold they are in Hazazon-tamar, which is En-gedi. Then Jehoshaphat feared, and set himself [determinedly, as his vital need] to seek the Lord; he proclaimed a fast in all Judah. And Judah gathered together to ask help from the Lord; even out of all the cities of Judah they came to seek the Lord [yearning for Him with all their desire]. And Jehoshaphat stood in the assembly of Judah and Jerusalem in the house of the Lord before the new court And said, O Lord, God of our fathers, are You not God in heaven? And do You not rule over all the kingdoms of the nations? In Your hand are power and might, so that none is able to withstand You. Did not You, O our God, drive out the inhabitants of this land before Your people Israel and give it forever to the descendants of Abraham Your friend? They dwelt in it and have built You a sanctuary in it for Your Name, saying, If evil comes upon us, the sword of judgment, or pestilence, or famine, we will stand before this house and before You–for Your Name [and the symbol of Your presence] is in this house–and cry to You in our affliction, and You will hear and save.”
2 Chronicles 20:1-9 AMPC
The devil uses fear and intimidation through circumstances or persecution to stop us from accomplishing God’s plan and purpose for our lives. Fear means unchanged. Many have forfeited God’s plan for their lives because of the spirit of fear.
The Bible says:
Offer to God the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and pay your vows to the Most High, And call on Me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall honor and glorify Me.”
Psalm 50:14-15 AMPC
We as believers in Christ should always know that serving God is not the absence of trouble. But God has promised us deliverance when we seek or call on Him in trouble. This is the reason why we don’t have to fear or feel intimidated in the midst of trouble, but we should lean on the Almightiness of God for our deliverance.
We as believers should learn to focus on the bigness of God and not at the bigness of our circumstances or challenges.
Jehoshaphat focused on the bigness of God and also remembered His promises and God turn His captivity around.
And said, O Lord, God of our fathers, are You not God in heaven? And do You not rule over all the kingdoms of the nations? In Your hand are power and might, so that none is able to withstand You.”
2 Chronicles 20:6 AMPC
No need to fear focus on God’s Almightiness!!!!!
Let’s pray together:
Heavenly Father thank You for Your Word. Honour Your name in my life in the midst of trouble in Jesus name. Amen.