He said, “Listen, all you people of Judah and Jerusalem! Listen, King Jehoshaphat! This is what the Lord says: Do not be afraid! Don’t be discouraged by this mighty army, for the battle is not yours, but God’s. Tomorrow, march out against them. You will find them coming up through the ascent of Ziz at the end of the valley that opens into the wilderness of Jeruel. But you will not even need to fight. Take your positions; then stand still and watch the Lord’s victory. He is with you, O people of Judah and Jerusalem. Do not be afraid or discouraged. Go out against them tomorrow, for the Lord is with you!” 2 Chronicles 20:15-17 NLT
I’ve had God say some pretty crazy instructions to me before, but this always boggles my mind. I hear God saying, “Don’t be afraid of the size of this enemy. I’m bigger. I’ll fight the fight, you just march out there, take your positions and watch and see what I will do for you.”
“The Lord is with you.” He didn’t say to take their swords. He didn’t tell them to get in shape. He didn’t instruct them to put on their armor. He said to take your position, stand still and watch.
I feel very strongly that this is a word for someone today. Hey, it might just be me! You’ve tried to do it every which way but you’re balking at the instructions God gave you because they seem stupid. Let me remind you of this; God uses the foolish things of this world to confound the wise. Why? Because He will always do things where He gets the most glory for it all. Why? So His name will be known in the earth.
Crazy how we try every way we know first before we do it Gods way. Now who’s stupid? LOL Not the brightest bulb in the socket for sure! When will we learn to go to God first, get instructions and only then do we move.
Father, forgive me for being a slow learner. I will bring my problem to You and receive Your wisdom on the matter. Only then will I step out and follow your instructions that my praise may be heard by You and You alone. Glory be to Your Holy Name. You are the God of my salvation and always have my best in mind. It’s in Jesus’ name and for Your glory, Amen.