Probably when you look into a problem, something else seems to just pop up out of nowhere. Take for example; you have just discovered a leaking pipe in your house. When you inspect the pipe, you discover some parts of the pipe are rusty and it contaminates the water flowing through it. You then realise that the cabinet which houses the pipe is damp and it has grown mouldy. The repair bill then starts to soar from there.
Well, you can’t ignore any problems as it will cause further damage. So what do you do? Do you acknowledge your problem or ignore it?
King Jehoshaphat found himself in a similar dilemma but he chose to acknowledge God’s ability instead of the impossibility of the problem. Faced with an overwhelming situation, Jehoshaphat immediately seeks the advice of Someone who is always in control, God Himself.
God answered Jehoshaphat, but He didn’t promise an instant victory for Judah. Instead, He said He’d fight for His people (2 Chronicles 20:15-17). God told Jehoshaphat not to be afraid (twice), not to be discouraged (twice) but to march out, to take positions and face the enemy. By the time the people of Judah had completed God’s instructions, the battle was over and enemies were defeated.
If we could just look to God and heed His advice, we will be amazed at how He would bring us through any problems that arises. Be it one trouble or in threes, the battle will be over and our God will bring us through.
2 Chronicles 20:22
As they began to sing and praise, the Lord set ambushes against the men of Ammon and Moab and Mount Seir who were invading Judah, and they were defeated.
- John W.