Standing on the rock

I’ve been thinking about this all day. The world is shaking..unstable..uncertainty is becoming normal. The future is hidden behind a wall of doubt and fear. What will happen next? It could all be totally overwhelming..except for one thing. We are standing on the rock. The Lord is that solid ground. The shaking in this world does not take Him by surprise..He is not caught off guard.

Think about King Jehoshaphat in the book of 2nd Chronicles. He faced insurmountable odds. A great army was marching against Him..coming from the Dead Sea. He was afraid and begged the Lord for guidance. In this story he goes to God and begins to cry out. He praises God and reminds Him of all the good things He has done for His people. Then He says something remarkable ” We can cry out to you to save us and you will hear us and rescue us.” He does all of this while he is feeling terrified.

He literally stands before the Lord with his people..men, women, and children and waits to hear an answer. He says ” We do not know what to do, but we are looking to you for help.” Then God speaks through one of the people present telling them “Do not be afraid! Don’t be discouraged by this mighty army, for the battle is not yours, but God’s.” Amazing!

He meets Jehoshaphat and his people in the midst of their ordeal.. He reassures them while they are afraid and He promises to take care of everything. This is the same God who is with us..even when we are terrified, doubtful, and shaking..He is the God who has the answers and waits for us to need Him desperately..  just like Jehoshaphat. Our solid rock!

” You will not even need to fight. Take your positions, then stand still and watch the Lord’s victory.”

 

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