2 Chronicles 20: 15-17
“ And he said, Hearken ye, all Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem, and thou king Jehoshaphat, Thus saith the LORD unto you, Be not afraid nor dismayed by reason of this great multitude; for the battle is not yours, but God’s.
To morrow go ye down against them: behold, they come up by the cliff of Ziz; and ye shall find them at the end of the brook, before the wilderness of Jeruel.
Ye shall not need to fight in this battle: set yourselves, stand ye still, and see the salvation of the LORD with you, O Judah and Jerusalem: fear not, nor be dismayed; to morrow go out against them: for the LORD will be with you.”
As King Jehoshaphat end his earnest prayer for deliverance, God sends his answer through Jahaziel. In the midst of the inevitable war, which overwhelms the people of God, here comes the divine reply to what seems a bleak moment for them. Have you come to the point that you’re drowning in distress and trials and can’t see the light in the dark tunnel? God is the God of Possibilities and let’s look on how He will answer your impossible prayer:
1.) It comes with an encouragement (v. 15) – “Be not afraid nor dismayed”. We might be hanging our head so low with problems but here is God giving encouragement. Believers, why not check Psalms for some uplifting words from God. God will speak to you to that book. And remember, nothing else can wipe your fears and anxiety than God who says” Be not afraid nor dismayed”.
2.) It comes with a promise (v. 15) – “For the battle is not yours but, God’s”. This is not your fight but God will display His power for your enemy. Are they ridiculing or dragging you down because of what you believe? Are they prospering because of their evil devices? God’s promise will not be broken because God said it and He will ensure He will do it.
(to be continued next week…)