Many times in life we find ourselves up against overwhelming odds. In 2 Chronicles 20 we see Jehoshaphat and the children of Israel in just that position. As we look at this story, we can see several things that they did to overcome. I believe that if you and I will use these simple principles, we too will walk in victory and blessings.
1. Set yourself, seek God and ask for help.
The Bible says that Jehoshaphat set himself to seek the Lord and he proclaimed a fast in all Judah. We need to follow Jehoshaphat’s example and do likewise.
2. Recognize the greatness of God, remind Him of His Word, and be humble before Him.
Jehoshaphat proclaimed the greatness of God and acknowledged humbly that God was his source.
3. Turn the problem over to God.
Jehoshaphat put his total trust in God. When we are powerless and don’t know what to do, we must turn our eyes toward God as Jehoshaphat did.
4. Get God’s Word on the situation.
Jehoshaphat received a word from God. In the midst of our situation, we also need to Hear from heaven and listen to what God says! After calling on God we must be aware that He will speak. His words have power and His words will give us the faith we need to stand in the face of defeat.
5. Begin To Praise and Worship God for the answer.
Jehoshaphat followed the instruction of the Lord, consulted with the people and appointed singers to sing praises to the Lord as they went out before the army. Because of this, they never even had to fight the battle! God fought for them!
You and I must realize that the battle is not ours. It’s the Lord’s.
As they came upon the battlefield, they saw all of the enemy was defeated and lying there on the ground was bountiful blessing. They named the field of battle “the Valley of Beracah” which means “blessing”. It’s hard to believe that we can find blessing in the midst of a valley, but I assure you that God has it all worked out. When we follow the same steps as Jehoshaphat, the end of our challenge will be exactly the same. Not only will we walk in a victory that God has already won, but we will also enjoy the spoils that are left in the wake.
God has a blessing waiting for you at the end of your challenge. Be sure to take the time to read 2 Chronicles 20 you’ll be blessed!