When You're In Trouble, With No Idea What To Do - Guidelines Devotional
February 11, 2021

When You’re In Trouble, With No Idea What To Do

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Make thankfulness your sacrifice to God, and keep the vows you made to the Most High.  Then call on me when you are in trouble and I will rescue you, and you will give me glory.  Psalms 50:14-15

They just stood there, absolutely terrified.  The king, all the men, their wives and little ones of Judah just stood before God, and cried out for rescue!  The story is found in the Bible book of 2nd Chronicles.  A vast army was headed their way and they didn’t stand a chance.  They begged God for guidance.  “We are powerless against this mighty army that is about to attack us.  We do not know what to do but our eyes are on you,” they all prayed.

So, here’s the question:  What do you do when you are in trouble and have no idea what to do? Have you ever been attacked by someone whom you simply couldn’t defend yourself against?  Panic is our natural reaction!

But God’s Spirit told them “Do not be afraid!  Don’t be discouraged by this mighty army, for the battle is not yours, but God’s.”  (2 Chronicles 20:15).  The people worshipped and the king directed the men in the front of the troops to sing to the Lord, praising Him for the splendor of His holiness as they marched into battle.  But as they began to sing and praise, God set ambushes against their attackers and they were defeated.

Supernatural courage came from eyes fixed on God and mouths choosing to praise God for His enduring love.  You and I can experience this too, in trouble.  Keep your eyes on Him and choose to praise today!

Reference Reading:  2 Chronicles 20:1-30

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