Topic: Let It Drive You To Pray! [DCLM Daily Manna Thursday May 17, 2018]
Text: 2 Chronicles 20:1-30 (KJV)
Key Verse: “And Jehoshaphat feared, and set himself to seek the LORD, and proclaimed a fast throughout all Judah” (2 Chronicles 20:3).
It is common with human to react with fear and panic during moments of crisis. In their panic, they would make so many frantic efforts in search of a new way out. Hardly does prayer become the first reaction of people in times of crisis. Yet, it is in prayer that the solutions can be found.
This is why the story of King Jehoshaphat is a challenge to all Christians. He was shaken one morning with the horrifying news of a coalition of great host coming against him. This meant that the life of Jehoshaphat and his entire kingdom were in the brink of extinction. That was enough to make him panic. Instead of allowing his fear to drive him into wrong actions, he allowed the situation to drive him to prayer. He summoned all the citizens to fast and pray, thereby expressing his total trust and confidence in God to grant them deliverance. Thankfully, He did! Jehoshaphat and his people did not raise a sword nor shoot an arrow, yet all their enemies were killed. God fought for them.
Those who do not have absolute confidence in God will react differently when they are faced with similar situations. Some will even get angry with God and murmur against Him. But that will only compound the problem instead of solving it. The best thing to do when situations we do not expect confront us is to pray. In praying, we express our absolute trust in God to handle the situation. If we pray about our circumstances, we will certainly get a miraculous deliverance Jehoshaphat.
Do not only pray; believe God and act on His Word. Jehoshaphat and the people of Judah did just as the prophet had told them and their faith and obedience were rewarded with great victory. Run to God in prayer; it is the safest place to hide in times of trouble and always.
Thought For The Day: When you have a great need, run to our great God in prayer.
Bible Reading in one Year: 2 Samuel 16-18
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