God Our Eyes Are Upon You

II Chronicles 20 is one of the most heart felt, revealing passages in the Bible. Jehoshaphat represents each of us that find ourselves in situations that are too big and too much for us to handle. Let’s read his story:

It came to pass after this also, that the children of Moab, and the children of Ammon, and with them other beside the Ammonites, came against Jehoshaphat to battle. 2.Then there came some that told Jehoshaphat, saying, There cometh a great multitude against thee from beyond the sea on this side Syria; and, behold, they be in Hazazontamar, which is Engedi. 3 And Jehoshaphat feared, and set himself to seek the Lord, and proclaimed a fast throughout all Judah. 4 And Judah gathered themselves together, to ask help of the Lord: even out of all the cities of Judah they came to seek the Lord. 5 And Jehoshaphat stood in the congregation of Judah and Jerusalem, in the house of the Lord, before the new court, 6 And said, O Lord God of our fathers, art not thou God in heaven? and rulest not thou over all the kingdoms of the heathen? and in thine hand is there not power and might, so that none is able to withstand thee? 7 Art not thou our God, who didst drive out the inhabitants of this land before thy people Israel, and gavest it to the seed of Abraham thy friend for ever? 8 And they dwelt therein, and have built thee a sanctuary therein for thy name, saying, 9 If, when evil cometh upon us, as the sword, judgment, or pestilence, or famine, we stand before this house, and in thy presence, (for thy name is in this house,) and cry unto thee in our affliction, then thou wilt hear and help. 10 And now, behold, the children of Ammon and Moab and mount Seir, whom thou wouldest not let Israel invade, when they came out of the land of Egypt, but they turned from them, and destroyed them not; 11 Behold, I say, how they reward us, to come to cast us out of thy possession, which thou hast given us to inherit.

Jehoshaphat is about to touch the very heart of God with his next statements. He appear to display a humbling example of someone being real about his weakness and his limitations. But what we are about to see is not weakness, nor limitations. He is just being real with God.. But then he ends his statement with a declaration to the all powerful God.   Look at what he says in the 12th verse:

12 O our God, wilt thou not judge them? for we have no might against this great company that cometh against us; neither know we what to do: BUT OUR EYES ARE UPON THEE.

Jehoshaphat knew he and all of Judah were out numbered by the children of Ammon, Moab and Seir. For a moment he reminded God that when he and his army could have destroyed them one by one, God told the army of Judah to them along.   But now the armies of Ammon, Moab and Seir have joined together to destroyed all of Judah.

Can you just imagine what went through Jehoshaphat’s mind when  the captain of his army came and told him the news of the armies that were coming to attack them? He told God that he did not have the people nor resources to fight against this massive enemy. He even told God that he didn’t know what to do. It was in this moment that Jehoshaphat remembered who he was complaining to. He remembered that he was talking to the Almighty God, the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords. Jehoshaphat said God I don’t know what we are going to do, our back is against the wall, but we know that you are a faithful God and we trust in you. He said God, our eyes are upon you. We will just sit right here until you tell us hat to do.

Perhaps you find yourself in a situation where you don’t know what to do or which way to go. I want to assure you, God is still the Almighty God. He is concerned about where you are and where you are headed. He is aware of the hurt, the pain, the struggles you face. Psalms 121 says, He does not sleep, nor slumber. God sees the attacks that are coming against you. Trust in Him. Rest in Him. In Jeremiah 29:11 He said, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Published by CeCe Grayson

Entrepreneur, Counselor, motivational speaker, personal development coach, instructor, invigorator, researcher, writer, business manager and mostly a woman after God’s own heart

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