Thursday, November 11, 2010

When the invading army is just over horizon

2 Chron. 20:3-4, 12b

And Jehoshaphat feared, and set himself to seek the Lord, and proclaimed a fast throughout all Judah, and Judah gathered themselves together, to ask help of the Lord … we have no might against this great company that cometh against us, neither know we what to do; but our eyes are upon thee.

I was reading in this passage this morning, and it was such an encouragement. King Jehoshaphat and Judah were facing an army coming against them, and it was WAY too big for them to tackle.

The actions of the fed last week in monetizing the debt (essentially de-valuing our dollar considerably) has been a temptation to me to worry.

Money is always a struggle, but the predictions about what this could do to inflation are staggering - particularly to the cost of staple items like groceries, gas, utilities, etc.

It’s led me to keep chewing over and over how I'll manage if these exponential price increases start to hit.

And while it’s good to plan and be wise … I was noticing this morning what King Jehoshaphat did when he was faced with an invading army … he DID fear … as is our nature when faced with a big threat. But his next step was to “set himself to seek the Lord.”

It sounds as if he made a deliberate effort to throw his thoughts God-ward. I want this to be MY response to fearful times!

His next step was to encourage everyone around him to seek God too.

They were honest with God - there wasn’t a blooming thing they could do to save themselves. BUT their eyes were on God. He can be trusted!

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