The armies had assembled and were making their way to Jerusalem with the goal of destroying King Jehoshaphat and all of Judah. The people were trembling in fear. They were outgunned and outnumbered…what were they to do? Rather than call together the troops they cried out to God and the King led the appeal. King Jehoshaphat prayed, “We don’t know what to do, but our eyes are on you.”
Each and every one of us can relate to the feelings of desperation that seized Jehoshaphat and the people of Judah. We’ve all found ourselves in situations where we didn’t know what to do. If you are like me, most of the time we try to figure it out on our own instead of crying out to God with the honesty of Jehoshaphat.
Our nation is in great need right now. Tonight, as I’m writing this devotional, gunmen have killed 14 and injured 21 others. All of the talk I hear on the TV is about Muslims, the NRA, stricter gun laws, Republicans, Democrats, the President, climate change, Isis, etc. The New York Daily News released their headline for the next morning’s newspaper—“God Isn’t Fixing This.”
Whether our dilemma, our crisis, is personal or national our first response should always be that of King Jehoshaphat—“We don’t know what to do, but our eyes are on you.” Just as He provided for Jehoshaphat, He will provide for you and me as well.
2 Chronicles 20:12