When You are Afraid

Seek God: Jehoshaphat was afraid, and he resolved to seek the Lord. (2 Chronicles 20:3 HCSB) – Jehoshaphat sought God through a corporate fast.

Worship: He said: Yahweh, the God of our ancestors, are You not the God who is in heaven, and do You not rule over all the kingdoms of the nations? Power and might are in Your hand, and no one can stand against You. (2 Chronicles 20:6 HCSB)

Be honest with Him: Our God, will You not judge them? For we are powerless before this vast number that comes to fight against us. We do not know what to do, but we look to You. (2 Chronicles 20:12 HCSB)

Ready yourself to face the fear knowing Whom you serve: You do not have to fight this battle. Position yourselves, stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord. He is with you, Judah and Jerusalem. Do not be afraid or discouraged. Tomorrow, go out to face them, for Yahweh is with you. (2 Chronicles 20:17 HCSB)

Don’t wait to give God glory: Then Jehoshaphat bowed with his face to the ground, and all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem fell down before the Lord to worship Him. Then the Levites from the sons of the Kohathites and the Korahites stood up to praise the Lord God of Israel shouting with a loud voice. (2 Chronicles 20:18-19 HCSB)

Obey Him: Then he consulted with the people and appointed some to sing for the Lord and some to praise the splendor of His holiness. When they went out in front of the armed forces, they kept singing: Give thanks to the Lord, for His faithful love endures forever. The moment they began their shouts and praises, the Lord set an ambush against the Ammonites, Moabites, and the inhabitants of Mount Seir who came to fight against Judah, and they were defeated. (2 Chronicles 20:21-22 HCSB)

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