“As they began to sing and praise, the Lord set ambushes against the men of Ammon and Moab and Mount Seir who were invading Judah, and they were defeated. The Ammonites and Moabites rose up against the men from Mount Seir to destroy and annihilate them. After they finished slaughtering the men from Seir, they helped to destroy one another.”
– 2 Chronicles 20:22,23
I love how the Lord always exceeds our expectations. We saw yesterday that Jehoshaphat and the Judean army set out to face a trio of rogue nations in a posture of worship. Having heard from the Holy Spirit that they would be granted victory over their enemies — something that seemed humanly impossible — they confidently took God at His Word, and boy, did He show up! Because ancient troops were like desert raiders who had the traits of pirates or Vikings, they were rough and easily roused. Therefore, the Bible says that the Lord set ambushes against them, and they just started attacking each other. Before long, the three armies lost sight of who they were after and completely destroyed themselves. By the time the Jews arrived on the scene, all that was left were the bodies of the ones they thought they would be fighting. God took care of the problem so completely that there’s no way anyone else could get the credit. In fact, after that, fear of the Almighty came upon the surrounding nations so strongly that they left Judah alone to enjoy prosperity and peace.
My friend, you serve the Almighty King of the Universe — the One who moves mountains and stretches out the heavens like a tent. Nothing is too hard for Him, and when you beseech Him for help, He might just surpass your wildest dreams and greatest imaginations. He loves to respond to your radical faith, and He is ready to pour out His Spirit in these uncertain days. Take God at His Word, and you may well see miracles and wonders manifest in your midst!
Jesus, enlarge my heart and stretch my faith so I can see even more of your goodness and glory.
What’s the best thing that can happen in your life today? Do you believe it’s possible with the Lord?
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