Then Jehoshaphat stood in the assembly of Judah and Jerusalem, in the house of the Lord before the new court, and he said, “O Lord, the God of our fathers, are You not God in the heavens? And are You not ruler over all the kingdoms of the nations? Power and might are in Your hand so that no one can stand against You. Did You not, O our God, drive out the inhabitants of this land before Your people Israel and give it to the descendants of Abraham Your friend forever?
They have lived in it, and have built You a sanctuary there for Your name, saying, ‘Should evil come upon us, the sword, or judgment, or pestilence, or famine, we will stand before this house and before You (for Your name is in this house) and cry to You in our distress, and You will hear and deliver us.’
Now behold, the sons of Ammon and Moab and Mount Seir, whom You did not let Israel invade when they came out of the land of Egypt (they turned aside from them and did not destroy them), see how they are rewarding us by coming to drive us out from Your possession which You have given us as an inheritance.
O our God, will You not judge them? For we are powerless before this great multitude who are coming against us; nor do we know what to do, but our eyes are on You.”
All Judah was standing before the Lord, with their infants, their wives and their children. 2 Chronicles 20:5-13
Are You not? Did You not? Will You not? These are the questions contained in Jehoshaphat’s prayer. In desperation he leads God’s people in a prayer of dependence. The king reminds God that He is the ruler of all kingdoms. He says that God removed all the people from the land He was giving to Abraham’s descendants. And lastly, he asks God, will you not judge those who mistreat His people. In all this, the king admits he is powerless. Prayers like this appeal to God and I believe are appealing to God.
How about me, have I brought my pleas to Him with reminders that what I am asking is in accordance with His will and His Word? Am I humble enough to admit that I am powerless, while He is all powerful?
God, that’s what I am doing today. I believe You called me to the role and responsibilities I carry at this season of my life. I want to remind You and thank You for the miracles You have done. They are manifold and reflect Your great power. I am powerless to accomplish a couple of major provisions needed at this time. Please help me. Do miracles. I will do my part. But, I know its all You!!!