Our trials are a gentle reminder of the brevity of life and who we are in relation to God. Through difficulties, we focus and rely more on His help, and His power and glory are revealed. Jehoshaphat, the King of Judah, was facing a huge battle, so he fasted and prayed. God’s response was, “‘You will not need to fight in this battle. Position yourselves, stand still and see the salvation of the LORD, who is with you, O Judah and Jerusalem!’ Do not fear or be dismayed; tomorrow go out against them, for the LORD is with you” (2 Chronicles 20:17, NKJV). The king responded to this promise by bowing his face to the ground in a posture of worship, and all of Israel followed. Isn’t it comforting that no matter what we face, God is with us, and He’s bigger than our battles? In the oppositions of life, great peace is found when we pursue God and relinquish all control to Him. Face the battle in a posture of prayer and praise, then stand still and see the deliverance of the Lord.
Cove Church devotions by Rivera Douthit for series Path of Least Resistance, Week 2, Day 3