“Then Jehoshaphat was afraid and set his face to seek the Lord, and proclaimed a fast throughout all Judah. And Judah assembled to seek help from the Lord; from all the cities of Judah they came to seek the Lord” – 2 Chronicles 20:3-4 (NIV)
In times of crisis one way to manage through is to drop everything and go to the Lord. “A vast army is coming against you from Edom, from the other side of the Dead Sea” (2 Chron 20: 2). This is what Jehoshaphat heard. His response. He had all the people of the Lord gather. And they prayed.
“Lord, the God of our ancestors, are you not the God in heaven? You rule over all the kingdoms of nations. Power and might are in your hand, and no one can withstand you” (verse 6). The people reminded God of his great deeds of the past. They pleaded to God, “we will cry out to you in our distress, and you will hear us and save us” (verse 9).
The Lord heard their cry. “..Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Go out and face them tomorrow, and the Lord will be with you” ( verse 17). The Lord set ambushes against the invading army and they were defeated.
In times like the post corona virus pandemic era, where many are uncertain of the future, let us follow the example of Jehoshaphat and cry out to the Lord. He will deliver us from whatever forces arraigned against us.
Prayer for today: Lord Father in heaven, I cry out to you in the mighty name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, that whatever invading army I am facing, you deliver me!