Words from Pastor Ken

Against All Odds

Jehoshaphat, king of Judah, faced a dilemma. His enemies greatly outnumbered him, and they were coming to destroy him. A messenger came and warned Jehoshaphat about the gigantic army headed toward Jerusalem, bent on Judah’s destruction. Their situation was hopeless. There was no way the king could successfully repel this invading force with the forces at hand. His kingdom would be destroyed.

In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord. PSALM 77:2

What did Jehoshaphat do? The Bible says he “set himself to seek the LORD”  (2 Chronicles 20:3).

He prayed these words:

O our God.… We are powerless against this great horde that is coming against us. We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on you. (verse 12 ESV)

And God’s answer came:

Thus says the LORD to you, “Do not be afraid and do not be dismayed at this great horde, for the battle is not yours but God’s.… Stand firm, hold your position, and see the salvation of the LORD on your behalf.” (verses 15, 17 ESV)

Jehoshaphat and his army went out to meet their enemies, but they put the worship team out front. The Bible says that when they began to sing and praise the Lord, the enemy started fighting among themselves and eventually destroyed one another.

Maybe you’re facing what seems an impossible situation right now. You see no way out. But God can see it. Call on Him. Then stand still and see what He will do. Oh — it also might help to sing.

Pastor Ken