When Worship Brings Deliverance

Have you ever faced something that seemed WAY over your ability to deal with? Overwhelmed, broken and defeated, because sometimes things just look impossible! It seems like that, because it’s all we can see. It consumes our vision each time we open our eyes, and it takes up all our thoughts when we close our eyes. Awake or asleep, there’s just no escaping the problem.

King Jehoshaphat faced a similar situation in II Chronicles 20. Verses 6-12 we hear him crying out and reminding God of all He’s done for them and he ends with, “but our eyes are upon You.” Hear what the Lord answered in verse 15b, “Thus says the Lord to you: ‘Do not be afraid nor dismayed because of this great multitude, for the battle is not yours, but God’s.’ Then he gives them instruction on what to do in verse 17, “You will not need to fight in this battle. Position yourselves, stand still and see the salvation of the Lord, who is with you, O Judah and Jerusalem!’ Do not fear or be dismayed; tomorrow go out against them, for the Lord is with you.”

But the COOLEST part of this story is found in verse 18, “And Jehoshaphat bowed his head with his face to the ground, and all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem bowed before the Lord, worshiping the Lord.”

Do you see that? When you trust in the Lord with ALL your heart, you will remind God of His promises, wait for His instruction and then WORSHIP Him.

We have a tendency to run and do without being thankful. Jesus healed 10 lepers, only one came back to worship and thank him. The 9 were healed, but only one was made whole. Restoration comes when we worship.

I’m facing an impossible situation today. It’s trying to block my view of the God of the impossible. My options are clear, focus on what I see in the natural or focus on the God who dwells in me and inhabits my praise.

I’m not going to be satisfied with a part of my salvation, I want it all. Shift my attention as I worship You, my King. I’m thankful for your Word over my dilemma that moments before obstructed my view of You. May my worship usher in my victory over my enemies today.

No Other God,

Sandy G

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