“But now here are men from Ammon, Moab and Mount Seir, whose territory you would not allow Israel to invade when they came from Egypt; so they turned away from them and did not destroy them. See how they are repaying us by coming to drive us out of the possession you gave us as an inheritance. Our God, will you not judge them? For we have no power to face this vast army that is attacking us. We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on you.” 2 Chronicles 20:10-12 (NIV)
Think of a time you had to make an important decision. You prayed about it, made a decision chart, and sought advice from others. Still, at the end of the day, you didn’t know what to do. The feelings of anxiety can be overwhelming. What do you do when you don’t have any specific direction?
The Israelites were in a quandary; they were up against an army that was larger and stronger. They were at a loss of direction, energy, strength, and resolve. As they recognized their lack of direction, they looked to God. As the story unfolded, the Israelites went into battle singing, a non-traditional method to win a battle. If you study military strategy, sending the church choir to the front lines is not logical. Yet, when they reached the battle grounds, their enemy was already dead. They won the battle even before they got there, because God was fighting for them. Isn’t that amazing? In the same way, God wants to help you. However, He can only help you to the extent that you let Him. God does not want to adapt to your plans or strategies. He wants you to get on board with what He is doing, no matter the method. As you face a challenge or predicament, look to God. He is creative in His method of deliverance. Don’t limit God’s ability to deliver you or help you based on your own knowledge. Let go of your agenda and celebrate God’s power to bring victory into your situation.