matterhorn 2592947 1920

Introduction to 2 Chronicles 20

This past week I’ve had to pray with people battling overwhelming odds against cancer, children’s health issues, relationship problems, addictions, emotional distress, a burnt down house and many other issues. And of course, concerns about the virus are everywhere! People feel overwhelmed and discouraged. What about you? Are you struggling against overwhelming odds today? In that case, this story taken from 2 Chronicles 20 will definitely inspire you.

As we read 2 Chronicles 20, we find that a coalition of armies had come against King Jehoshaphat and the nation of Judah.  It was a strong, vast army (verse 2-4) that brought a sense of terror upon the inhabitants of Judah.  King Jehoshaphat realizing the seriousness of the challenge before him, cried in desperation, “We have no power to face this vast army that is attacking us. We do not know what to do…” (verse 12). Maybe you too are in a similar situation?