A Closer Look
Do you ever wrestle with whether or not you’re doing enough in your life? Oftentimes, it’s when we’ve exhausted all our resources that we get to this place of utter dependence on God.
Packed away in the great prayer from Jehoshaphat King of Judah. He says in 2 Chronicles 20:12, “we do not know what to do, but our eyes are on you.” There’s something so liberating about acknowledging our incompetence in what lies ahead.
For Jehoshaphat, he was confronted with how to respond to the Moabites and Ammonites waging war. How could this little nation of Judah withstand these two opposing armies? On paper, they stood no chance. So what do you do as King, as the leader in that situation? You admit your limitations, and you plead for God’s help. Regardless of all the effort you’ve put in to navigate your job during COVID, to help preserve your family, to maintain connections with your church, have you taken the posture of Jehoshaphat?
It was only after this prayer of humility that God would speak through one of the Israelite musicians, ‘For the battle is not yours, but God’s’.