by Paulette Stamper
If you have ever prayed, “Lord, I don’t know what to do!” then you are in good company.
Powerful enemy armies were coming against Jerusalem, and King Jehoshaphat fearfully prayed, “Lord, we don’t know what to do, but our eyes are on you.” 2 Chronicles 20:12 (The whole story of God’s miraculous victory is in 2 Chronicles 20.)
Fact – the armies coming against Israel were stronger than they were.
Fact – Israel could not stand against the enemy and win.
Followers of Jesus need to keep something in mind about facts. Facts may be true, but they aren’t always the Truth.
Think of it like this…
Fact – the law of nature says no one can walk on water. This is a true statement. However, the Truth is Jesus wrote the laws of nature and He can do whatever He wants, including walking on water!
It was true that the enemy armies that came against Israel were stronger and more powerful, but the Truth was, God heard their prayer and fought the battle for them, and won!
We indeed live in a divided nation full of hostility, hatred, confusion, deceit, and lawlessness. We look around and see the chaos and readily admit that we don’t always know what to do. The truth is the forces at work around us to sow discord and disunity are stronger than we are, and we are no match for the principalities of darkness that currently control the narrative. However, the Truth is, those same principalities are no match for our God! The Truth is, our God is all-powerful, almighty, and well-able to pierce the darkness with his light, to proclaim freedom to the captives, declare unity instead of disunity, and to penetrate even the hardest of hearts with his unfailing love. The Truth is, when our God leads the way, we can follow him with confidence into any battle knowing the victory is ours!
When we feel overwhelmed and helpless, may we bend our knees and turn our eyes toward heaven and pray, “Lord, we don’t know what to do, but our eyes on You!” Because our God never changes, we, too, will see the deliverance and victory of the Lord on our behalf.