Our God, will You not judge them? For we are powerless before this vast number that comes to fight against us. We do not know what to do, but we look to you.” - 2 Chronicles 20:12
While reading through the Bible, I find it can be comforting to see the struggles and emotions people went through back then are not too dissimilar to how we often feel now. In this story we see Jehoshaphat fast and pray for God’s miraculous help as he is powerless and afraid of the inevitable war before him. Later on in the story we see how God rescued Jehoshaphat and his people from death and brought them victory in battle.
Are you in a situation like Jehoshaphat where you need God’s help?
Do you feel powerless in your situation?
Sometimes we find ourselves tired and out of ideas in whatever situation we are facing. I find that sometimes the hardest part of talking to God is being honest and admitting that I am powerless, and I can’t face the problem on my own. Over the years I’ve learnt that feeling powerless isn’t a bad thing. Feeling powerless can simply be the beginning of deep heartfelt prayers begging God to intervene. Stories all throughout the Bible show that when God’s people humble themselves and admit to needing help, God acts in tremendous and unexpected ways. Be comforted by this story as we see God’s great rescue in a situation that looked hopeless; be reassured that whatever you’re facing, no matter how powerless you feel, God will help you.
When you don’t know what to do, look to God. It can be frustrating and confusing when you feel like God isn’t answering your prayers, especially for a situation you have been struggling with for a while or when you have limited time to make a decision about something. The best thing you can do is to keep praying and not give up, because no matter how long it takes, God will answer. God speaks in so many different ways, it could be maybe you’re not paying attention to the ways He is speaking, which is why you may feel like God isn’t answering. Or it could be the answer you receive may not be what you want or what you expected. But God has a plan for your life, and can trust that whatever happens God is still in control. He can be trusted with your life.
I encourage you today to have an honest prayer time with God, acknowledging how powerless you feel, asking for His help, and humbling yourself before Him. He loves you and can be trusted! Look to God!