Wait on the Lord
“Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen tine heart: ...
2 Chronicles 20:17
"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.” In the beginning of 2 Chronicles 20, the people of Moab, Ammon and many others are coming against king Jehoshaphat and the people of Judah to do battle. As you can imagine, this multitude of people caused the king to be overwhelmed with fear. When Jehoshaphat turned to the Lord for help, notice how the Lord responded, “stand still and see the salvation of the Lord, who is with you.” Life is filled with both physical and spiritual battles, which we encounter sometimes on a daily basis. Too often when we come face to face with those battles, we are overwhelmed with fear and our natural reaction is to run. The problem with running is that problems often follow us. What then should we do? Follow the advice given to Jehosphat. Learn to stand still and face our enemy head on! How is that possible? We must realize that the battle belongs to the Lord.