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2 Chronicles 20: 1-4
Everyone faces challenges in life. Whether it's financial, professional, relational, or physical struggles, we can be sure that no one is exempt. Fortunately, we serve a God who is both interested in and able to take care of our problems.
When difficulties arise, prayer is always a good first step. But it also makes a difference to have a foundation on which to base our prayers. Josaphat, the king of Judah, faced an enormous challenge. Three different tribes – the Moabiter, Amoniter and Meuniter – waged war against him at the same time. Most of the leaders would have collapsed under this pressure, or at least would have taken drastic measures, but Josaphat was a wise king. Even though he was afraid, he didn't suggest against his enemies. Instead, he knew that God was interested in his dilemma, "turned his attention to the search for the Lord," and announced fasting across the country (2 Chron. 20: 1-3). .
Josaphat also knew that God, greater than any earthly problem, had done miraculous things for Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses, David, and Daniel. The same God would help him in his hour of need. We should never underestimate the Lord's interest in our affairs. He helped our ancestors in the Bible, and he can and will help his children today.
It is easy to believe that our problems are unimportant in God's eyes, but He doesn't feel that way at all. As for us, concern him. If, like Josaphat, we turn right to God and proclaim His power, He will intervene. And no matter how big our challenges are, God is bigger.
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