So what do you do when you don’t know what to do?
Where do you turn when you don’t know which way to go?
This morning as I sat in service the pastor was preaching from 2 Chronicles 20, one of my favorite OT passages, the story of Jehoshaphat.
Jehoshaphat has received news that a vast army is on its way. And his first response is to seek the Lord. And in verse 12 he says, ” We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on you.”
Don’t you just love this? I know I do. Especially these days in the midst of the unknowns.
The truth is though I want to know the answers, I want to know what to do. Yet, I can be like Jehoshaphat and simply declare, “I don’t know what to do, but my eyes are on you!
Jehoshaphat sought the Lord and awaited His response and His power to be seen.
He didn’t have the answers, but knew the Lord did. He also knew the Lord could and would provide all he needed.
And that is exactly what the Lord did. “This is what the Lord says to you: ‘Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God’s. You will not have to fight this battle. Take up your positions; stand firm and see the deliverance the Lord will give you (20:15,17).”
All too often I try or attempt to try to fight my battles, try to figure things out, seek a way out. All the while the Lord is there saying, “Look to me! Don’t be afraid, don’t be discouraged over this situation. This isn’t your battle it is mine. Be still and know I am God, and watch as I take care of every single detail, Trust me, look to me!”
One of my favorite Psalms is Psalm 121, “I lift up my eyes to the mountains—where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord,the Maker of heaven and earth.”
Our help dear friend comes not from ourselves, not from others, but from the Lord!
I don’t know your struggles, or the things you are going through, but the Lord does. And He desires for you and for me to look up. To look to Him. He longs for us to lay our burdens at His feet, and simply say, I don’t know what to do, Lord, so I look to you!
May we find our rest, our help, our strength, our joy, our everything in the Lord!