“And now see what the armies of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir are doing. You would not let our ancestors invade those nations when Israel left Egypt, so they went around them and did not destroy them.
2 Chronicles 20:10 NLT
This verse is taken from the magnificent and inspiring story of King Jehoshaphat. Armies were coming to destroy his city. A beloved and devoted man of God, he proclaimed a fast throughout Judah and then gathered everyone to seek the Lord. He knew that He was the only one who could save them.
This verse is part of the prayer that was lifted up for direction and help. As he explains to God (here and in the next verse) exactly what they are facing, he cries out with “Now see…” Sometimes we wonder if God sees what is coming against us. Sometimes we wonder if He even hears our prayers.
In this raw moment, we catch a glimpse of the humble, broken king crying out to the One True God that he has faithfully served and we receive a profound, definitive answer to that question. When Jehoshaphat completes his prayer, all of Judah stands waiting for an answer with their eyes on the Lord.
Not only does Father God come with the comforting answer that this battle is His, not theirs, but He comes in a style that professes His greatness and care for His people. His answer comes by His Spirit through a man named Jahaziel, which means “God sees”.
My heart was so blessed when I found this treasure last week. No matter what you are going through King-Priest through Jesus, you can be sure that God Almighty sees. May you be encouraged this week to stand in His Presence and wait on Him with great expectation. He loves you.
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