“For we have no power to face this vast army that is attacking us. We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on you.””2 Chronicles 20:12b
Here, in the story of Jehoshaphat, is a spiritual truth that is vital to the success of any believer. You see, just before this verse Jehoshaphat was informed of a vast army approaching Judah ready to destroy it. What should he have done? Naturally, we think he should be calling his warriors in, manning the battle stations, calling for aid, and suring up the wall. Yet he does none of these things. Jehoshaphat realized that he was placed in the land on a promise and if he was to be kept there it was going to be on the same promise. Before doing any of the “things” necessary for victory in a natural sense he called a fast for all Judah and sought the Lord. He realized that he could not solve a spiritual problem with a natural solution. Then in verse twelve he lifts up the humble prayer shown above. The Lord responds…
“He said: “Listen, King Jehoshaphat and all who live in Judah and Jerusalem! This is what the LORD says to you: ‘Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God’s.”
2 Chronicles 20:15
Dear believer, let us remember that we are children of promise and the land we have inherited is not ours to defend. Instead of preparing for battle first and then asking God to give us victory why not try to seek him first? As difficult situations confront us today let our hearts sing “I don’t know what to do, Lord. I am perplexed. I am confused. I am discouraged. But my eyes are on you”.