“Then some came and told Jehoshaphat, saying, “A great multitude is coming against you from beyond the sea, from [b]Syria; and they are in Hazazon Tamar” (which is En Gedi). And Jehoshaphat feared, and set [c]himself to seek the Lord, and proclaimed a fast throughout all Judah.” – 2 Chronicles 20:2 &3 NLT
We are living in unprecedented times. At the start of the year, something happened to our world that changed the way we live totally. So many things were disrupted including our economies and finances. Many lost their lives and jobs while some are even projecting that the end is not near for this pandemic. What do you do as a child of God in a time like this? How do you handle things as an individual in a situation like this? How do you live victoriously?
Jehoshaphat had a scenario like this. He had three different and mighty nations come against him at the same time. He had crisis, he had problems, he had trials. Their mission was to kill him, destroy him and stop him completely. The Bible says that many are the afflictions of the righteous but the Lord will deliver them from them all (Psalm 34:19). In times like this, you must learn to put your confidence, reliance, dependence on God. Whatever it is you may be going through, God will solve them all!
What can we learn from Jehoshaphat’s story? He was able to overcome through the under-listed: admit, accept, align, activate, appreciate.
First, admit that you don’t know what to do when you face crisis or problems, it is a sign of humility and puts you in a position where God can bless you and intervene in your circumstance. You must accept the help that God gives. Run to Him for help because He is our refuge and our strength, our very present help in times of trouble and terror. Focus on God and look out for the help that comes through His power – it will come in diverse ways. It is important to note that Jesus is the help from God to humanity.
Prayer: Help will come to you. Every door that has been shut against you is commanded to open. By the authority of heaven, may help come to you in Jesus name.1