Our God, will you not judge them? We have no power to face this vast army that is attacking us. We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on you."2 Chronicles 20:12

Problems can ignite fear in us. And rightly so. After all, we don't have a crystal ball to peer into to make sure everything will work out.

No doubt, King Jehosephat's faith was bigger than his fears. King Jehoshaphat was being attacked by three different enemies and was in a fight he knew wasn't fair. Bearing down on him was a brutal death for himself, everyone he loves, and tens of thousands of his people. And everyone was looking to him to do something to save them.

He didn't go into panic mode. The enemy was coming against him, and he didn't stop to strategize. He didn't consult his wife, friends, or google. Incredibly, the Bible says King Jehosephat went straight to God.

When King Jehosephat prayed, "We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on you," he was saying he and the people of Judah were looking to God for the solution to their problem. They had chosen to trust Him. They didn't know how God would help them, but they believed He would.

After King Jehosephat prayed, the people got still and listened to God.

And here's what God said:

Listen, all you people of Judah and Jerusalem! Listen, King Jehoshaphat! Do not be afraid! Don't be discouraged by this mighty army, for the battle is not yours, but mine.

2 Chronicles 20:15

Isn't that good news? You don't need to fight in this battle.

When it seems a situation is hopeless or the matter at hand is too overwhelming, we may be tempted to fight the battle on our own. Yet, God is the one who fights on our behalf, constantly shielding, protecting, guiding, strengthening, even when we're unaware.


It's helpful in our battles to remember God's track record. He has proven himself in each of our lives. I always try to remember what he has done in my life and see his faithfulness. When I do that, it reminds me to surrender my need to know and control because I know the battle is already won.