I am not alone
“O our God, won’t you stop them? We are powerless against this mighty army that is about to attack us. We do not know what to do, but we are looking to you for help.” 2 chronicles 20:12.
Are you feeling this way lately? You are attacked on every side and drained of your strength. This attack can be in form of anything; sickness, job, finances, family, business, anything. You feel that the enemy has suddenly risen his head against you; they are seeking for your defeat and you can’t seem to find a way out. The King of Judah felt this way when the armies of Ammon, Moab and Mount Seir came against them. Imagine, three countries at the same time all against this one country. That seems to be unfair, unequal. Sometimes in life, we find a lot of different things happening to us all at the same time. You wake you in the morning to find out the car has suddenly stopped working and you need to fix It urgently, then, there is a massive bill you have to pay with zero amount in your account, and suddenly, another terrible news about a loved one. All these happening all at the same time. It can also be a life-changing incident, even attacks from so called friends or families, maybe an attack from work.
Now, see what the King of Judah did. He proclaimed a fast in the whole kingdom and they all stood before the Lord. Now the question is, where do you go first when all these happenings occur? Do you first run around sharing this news to people to help or sometimes just to tell them the recent happenings in your life? Some for sympathy or others. My favourite is the ‘Facebook proclamation’. You suddenly change your status to ‘Sad’ and of course, you start getting the comments and questions on what’s going on with you.
This particular King did not call the neighbouring countries for help. He didn’t seek to ally with other Kingdoms to join them in fighting these enemies or even a poster of what was happening in his own kingdom. The bible said he called all the people in his kingdom, old and young, children and even the little ones and proclaimed a fast to seek the face of the Lord.
Then the Lord answered them and said, ‘Do not be afraid or dismayed because of this great multitude, for the battle is not yours but God’s’. Then, He went further to say, ‘You will not need to fight in this battle. Position yourselves, stand still and see the salvation of the Lord, who is with you, O Judah and Jerusalem! Do not fear or be dismayed; tomorrow go out against them, for the Lord is with you.’
Folks, the Lord is great in power and greater than any multitude of armies or circumstances you might be facing. He wants to deliver and save you from them all. If you have been running the wrong direction, I will ask you this morning to rather seek His face and run to the Lord. King Jehoshaphat went straight to the Lord and he saved and delivered them. The Lord will deliver you too. You need to read the rest of this chapter and see how the Lord delivered them. In fact, they didn’t have to lift up a weapon to fight these armies, the Lord caused the armies to fight against each other and even blessed the children of Judah with their riches.
I pray that the Lord will turn every sadness to joy, He will give you peace from every side and every war will cease now in Jesus name. Those circumstances or even people that are seeking your defeat will not only be defeated by their own weapons and plans, you will be greatly blessed from their own defeat. The Lord will turn the table around for your own good in Jesus name. This morning, go and seek his face; give the Lord the highest place in your life and watch him show forth His greatness in your life.
Have a beautiful day.
© Circlesoflove 2017