“We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on you.” (2 Chron 20:12)
Were these the words of a lowly, incapable individual? Was this a feeble admission of weakness by someone who had no ability to figure out a simple problem?
Hardly. This was the conclusion of Jehoshaphat, one of the best kings of Judah. Yet, at the moment he uttered these words to God, his nation was facing an onslaught of attack from a huge coalition of armies. He knew that he was outnumbered and that he had no natural means by which to withstand his enemies.
Surrounded, under attack, overwhelmed, hopeless, helpless, discouraged, confused, no options, no way out – been there? Can you relate? God seems to allow at least one such experience into most of our lives at some point. What is to be our response when we find ourselves up against such a wall?
I think Jehoshaphat gives us a pretty good example – take our situation to God and admit our need. Then, keep our focus on Him as our source of provision and guidance.
Lord, we may not know what to do, but help us keep our eyes on you. –Dave
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