Keeping Our Eyes On God


Our God, will you not judge them?  For we have no power to face this vast army that is attacking us.  We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on you.  2 Chronicles 20:12 (NIV)

Like the children of Judah, we face battles in our lives.  These battles take various forms for each of us.  For some it is an illness.  For another it may be a failed marriage or a financial crisis—for others, the betrayal of a trusted friend or the death of a spouse.

At times we feel powerless over our circumstances and we don’t know what to do.  Our need seems to be greater than our resources … not enough money, health, or emotional strength.

We become acutely aware of our human limitations.  So what can we do?

If you’re like me, I like to be independent, analyze a situation, and come up with my own solutions.  Sometimes this works quite well but other times it has the opposite effect.

The more I try to “fix” it, the worse it gets!  Sometimes we spin our wheels thinking we can do something we’re not equipped to do.  So what do we do?

We can follow the example of the children of Judah who said, “our eyes are on You”.  We can keep our eyes on God in the midst of our crisis, completely trusting in His power, wisdom, and goodness.

We can look to Him and trust Him to fight our battle for us.

In 2 Chronicles 20:15 the Lord says, “Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army, for the battle is not yours but God’s”.

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