Look ot the Lord!
We have no power to face this vast army that is attacking us. We do not know what to do, but our eyes are upon you. - II Chronicles 20:12.
These words come at the end of a prayer made by Jehoshaphat, a king of Judah during OT times. His country was about to be attacked by foreign invaders and he was feeling overwhelmed by the danger before him. Not a lot has changed for the church since that prayer from 2900 years ago. The church, at times, finds herself in contexts of great moral, social, and spiritual upheaval. This often leads to feelings of anxiety and despair, and we know not what to do. Jehoshaphat’s prayer offers a great word of advice to us. Look to the Lord! We may not know how to solve everything but if we will look to the Lord, in due time he will show us how we can face the vast armies that are before us! There is a refrain in an old great hymn that was popularized as a praise chorus in the 70’s. It goes like this: “Turn your eyes upon Jesus, look full into his wonderful face, and the things of this earth will grow strangely dim in the light of is glorious grace.” Be encouraged and keep your eyes on the author and perfecter of your faith.