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Life can be confusing. There are times when we don’t know what to do. Nothing seems clear or certain. Confusion usually brings its brother “fear” along for the ride. What do you do when you’re facing something confusing and fearful? What do you do when you don’t know what to do?
There’s a story in the Old Testament that teaches us valuable lessons about dealing with confusion and fearful circumstances. Jehoshaphat, one of the kings of Judah, found himself facing this kind of situation. Three large armies were poised to attack his small nation. Jehoshaphat’s army was severely out-numbered and out-resourced by these enemy forces. Everything about the case spelled disaster for Jehoshaphat.
However, Jehoshaphat had a good thing going for him. He knew God! The first thing he did was to call a prayer meeting. He knew that Judah needed God’s help, and asked for it. Take a look at 2 Chronicles 20:4 (NIV) “The people of Judah came together to seek help from the Lord; indeed, they came from every town in Judah to seek him.”
In his fear and confusion, King Jehoshaphat made a choice that changed everything. He turned to God. He shifted his focus from the problem to the solution. He remembered that, although Judah was small and weak, God was big and strong! This change of perspective cleared the fog of confusion.
Are you fearful and confused about something in your life? Let Jehoshaphat’s example inspire you. Change your focus. Bring God into view. He’s bigger, stronger and wiser!