When Your World Collapses
DO WHEN YOUR WORLD COLLAPSES
What do you do when your enemies seem to be in control? What do you do when your problems and fears multiply? When you are overwhelmed you might consider King Jehoshaphat.
King Jehoshaphat is an obscure king in a historical book of the Bible written about three thousand years ago. WHAT TO He was a king during the divided Kingdom. He faced massive armies coming to destroy him and his kingdom. What did he do?
“And Jehoshaphat feared, and set himself to seek the Lord, and proclaimed a fast throughout all Judah. So Judah gathered together to ask help from the Lord…Then Jehoshaphat stood in the assembly of Judah and Jerusalem, in the house of the Lord…and said, ‘O Lord God of our fathers, are You not God in heaven, and do You not rule in heaven, and all the kingdoms of the nations, and in Your hand is there not power and might, so that no one is able to stand against You? (2 Chronicles 20:3-6).
God sent His prophet Jahazel with the following message, “Listen all of Judah…Thus says the Lord to you: Do not be afraid nor dismayed because of this great multitude for the battle is not yours but God’s” (2 Chronicles 20:15). They responded by rising early and praising God “with voices loud and high.’ They believed in the Lord. They praised the Lord and in the battle, the enemy “was defeated” (2 Chronicles 20:20-22).
As Christians we are surrounded by atheists, agnostics, and gross immorality from many of our business, political, and even religious leaders. What are we to do against such a massive army? We are to seek the Lord, pray fervently, worship God faithfully, and confidently proclaim the righteousness of our God without fear. We also need to realize our God is mighty and powerful. The battle is God’s and He will win. If we seek Him with our whole hearts we will win as well. “Praise the Lord, For His mercy endures forever.”