Sometimes we struggle to see how our situation can improve.
Troubles of one sort or another are threatening us or perhaps even attacking us.
We’ve seen other people suffer or perhaps give up on a marriage or on a career or a church life or avoiding bankruptcy when faced with these troubles.
Will we do the same?
Have we done the same?
The Bible is filled with stories of people who faced difficult times and yet they did not cower or compromise.
Instead, they followed their convictions and remained committed to Almighty God as their Deliverer, their rescuer from on high.
We can experience the same if we’ll just have 20-20 vision.
I’m talking about II Chronicles 20:20.
This is a passage within a larger story about a massive pagan army coming against the children of God who were being led at the time by King Jehoshaphat. The king had done the math and knew that his volunteer army of laymen was no match for the bloodthirsty masses of soldiers marching toward the Hebrews.
The Israelites’ only hope was the intercession of God and the king knew that.
I encourage you to read the chapter by clicking this link so you can see how wonderful our God is to those who love and trust Him.
A key verse in the chapter is the verse mentioned above:
“Believe in the Lord your God, and you will be able to stand firm. Believe in his prophets, and you will succeed.”
The rest of the chapter shows that is just what happened. The Hebrews poured out that belief by having an awesome worship service once they had marched out to confront the enemies. Even though the Hebrews knew they couldn’t defeat the enemy militarily, they positioned themselves in the face of the enemy in order to watch the work of the God who is sovereign over the universe.
Please read the chapter in order to gain a new appreciation for how awesome our God really is.
And try to remember Jehoshaphat’s counsel the next time you face a serious challenge.
God is our fortress and we need not fear.
The Bible given us by inspired writers is our manual for life that always produces success when followed.
Never shaken. Always succeeding.
That sure sounds good to me.
Let’s live with 20-20 vision.
Others just might see this as the best way for them, too.
As always, I love you
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