In reflecting on my life and the world around, I am often overwhelmed. Human nature calls me to be in control. Life should not be overwhelming. Yet often it is as I see sin popping up it’s ugly head in numerous ways. This may occur at a personal level or the many ways that the outside world impacts us.
King Jehoshaphat experienced this in 2 Chronicles 20. In that instance it was a war others would bring to his people. The number of the enemy was overwhelming. His solution was to gather his people together in prayer to God. In verse 12 we have the words I often recall that are key in ALL situations where we may feel overwhelmed. Those words from the King were “our eyes are upon you”.
The answer to the problem time and again is found in vs. 15 of 2 Chronicles 20. It is there we read: “for the battle is not yours but God’s”. Certainly we need to act on our faith as we cover ourselves with God’s Armour and live by the gifts of the Holy Spirit, but God is still our General.
In life we can focus on personal matters, how our churches, communities and even nation seem to be in disarray but that solves nothing. The answer is to focus on the solution not the problem. The answer is that when we are OVERWHELMED WE NEED TO PUT OUR EYES ON GOD.
THOUGHT FOR TODAY: Spiritual eyesight provides evidence of the power of God.
DEVOTIONAL VERSE FOR TODAY: 2 Chronicles 20:12 “point of reference”.
PRAYER FOR TODAY: Lord my eyes are on You.
QUESTIONS TO THINK ABOUT:
- What is overwhelming you most today?
- What overwhelming issues should bring us together in prayer?
- Are you able to let God do battle for you?
- How does effective prayer work?