Jesus says, “do not worry about your life” – but, how does that work?
Jehoshaphat, who trusts that God has goodness in mind for him, is being attacked by three different armies, possibly a discipline from God.
Jehoshaphat resolved to inquire of the Lord. The whole nation fasted and searched for God!
Jehoshaphat’s prayer starts with focusing on God’s power, not the problem.
Jehoshaphat’s prayer and actions are condensed into one phrase: “our eyes are on you, [God].”
Eyes on God:
They stood and waited for God to speak to them. “What does God want us to do?”
For me: What does GOD SAY about my situation? Read his words, know what God wants.
They worshiped God instead of worrying about their problem, even on the precipice of being attacked!
For me: Worship God loudly because we are more concerned with who God is, than what problems might occur if I obey.
They marched out to do exactly what God asked, with faith in God and God’s words.
For me: OBEDIENCE. I march out and do what God wants remembering to have faith.
THEY DIDN’T EVEN HAVE TO FIGHT!!! God fought for them, because their eyes were on Him!
The epitome of faith is keeping your eyes on God, believing what he said, and obeying. Marching to “meet the problem” God’s way, while singing worship songs!