One word from God can give you the courage to confront anything that comes against you. If you don’t know how to hear from God, ask Him to help you. Pray for Him to speak to you and guide you. Make a determined decision to trust Him and believe His Word more than you believe what you feel or what the circumstances look like. When you seek God, He will meet you where you are, and you will instinctively know what to do, when you need to do it. You will be led by the Holy Spirit.
After Jehoshaphat took time to seek God, 2Chronicles 20 verse 17 says that the Lord told him, “You shall not need to fight in this battle; take your positions, stand still, and see the deliverance of the Lord [Who is] with you …. Fear not nor be dismayed. Tomorrow go out against them, for the Lord is with you” (AMPC). Verse 18 says that “Jehoshaphat bowed his head with his face to the ground, and all Judah … fell down before the Lord, worshiping Him.”
If you read the whole chapter, you’ll see that Jehoshaphat took time to worship God and tell Him how great He was before he made his request for help. Then he basically said, “Lord, You are so great and mighty, there’s nothing You cannot do. And when we have a problem, here’s what we’ll do: we’ll cry out to You and know You will take care of us.”
I just love the fact that he didn’t run to God and start by telling Him what he needed. Our position in spiritual warfare is first of all one of worshiping God, putting Him first. We must humble ourselves before God and admit that we need Him and we can’t manage life all by ourselves.
The truth is we don’t need to know everything all the time. We know the One who knows everything, can do anything and is with us all the time! And when God is ready and the time is right, He will always show us what to do.
If you’re facing a challenge today and battling fear, I want to encourage you to put your eyes on God, seek Him, worship Him and tell Him how much you need Him. The best thing you can do is resist anxious feelings to figure it all out and instead wait on God. Don’t waste your time trying to come up with a back-up plan just in case He doesn’t come through for you. That approach will only make your situation worse and hinder your ability to hear from God.
Remember 2 Timothy 1:7, which says, “God did not give us a spirit of timidity (of cowardice, of craven and cringing and fawning fear), but [He has given us a spirit] of power and of love and of calm and well-balanced mind and discipline and self-control” (AMPC).
Take your battle position of worshiping God and trust that He is working on your behalf. Follow God’s great battle plan and thank Him for certain victory!