Thursday Reflection – August 8, 2019
In your hand are power and might, so that no one is able to withstand you. 2 Chronicles 20:6
What do you do in times of difficulty and fear? I can tell you what King Jehoshaphat did. Three nations joined forces to fight against Judah. So large was this army that a messenger to the King referred to the army as, “A great multitude.” The scripture tells us in verse 3 “Jehoshaphat was afraid; so he set himself to seek the Lord, and proclaimed a fast throughout all Judah. The following verse tells us, “Judah assembled to seek help from the Lord; from all the towns of Judah they came to seek the Lord.”
It is here in a prayer Jehoshaphat declared, “In your hand are power and might, so that no one is able to withstand you.”
We can learn from Jehoshaphat how to deal with situations of fear, anxiety, and attacks from the enemy; we fast and pray.
We do so with confidence, because of the declaration made by the King. In God’s hand is power and might. What a mighty God we serve. Jehoshaphat declare the might of the Lord. It was God who brought them into the Promised Land and defeated their enemies.
Similarly, we too are well acquainted with the might and power of God. I share a few of mine:It was God who healed me from severe stomach pain as a child when doctors could not diagnose the problem. It was God who saved my life when a gunman entered my community to kill someone who insulted his cousin (not me). It was God who provided money to fix my car when the engine needed to be replaced.
The testimonies are many of God’s might and power. When we are afraid and overcome by the challenges of life we MUST REMEMBER God is Omnipotent- All powerful. There is no one as mighty as God. God has proven himself time and time again. Just by looking at nature, we can see the power and might of God.
Because of his great might and power; no one can withstand Him. No situation or person is too big for God. So even though a multitude come against us, my God, our God is mightier.
Until next week rest assured of the might and power of God.