Prayer Changes the Way We View Our Problems | Devotional
One of the things that I think is easy to discern from this chapter is that God uses prayer to position us for victory.
Prayer is something that we do as evidence of our love and worship of the Lord, but it also is a place of extreme security and empowerment. Some of the problems we face can only be solved on our knees.
After the nation of Judah concluded their prayers to God, the Lord prepared them for battle, but He told them from the beginning that it was war, and they knew that they would not come away losers.
The next morning, they marched into battle. However, a regiment of great warriors did not lead the way. Instead, the choir received the first-place nod from God.
They were instructed to sing, “Give thanks to the Lord, for His lovingkindness is everlasting.”
The Bible tells us that when the people began singing and praising, the Lord set ambushes against the sons of Ammon, Moab and Mount Seir, who had come against Judah; so they were routed.
“For the sons of Ammon and Moab, rose up against the inhabitants of Mount Seir destroying them completely; and when they had finished with the inhabitants of Seir, they helped to destroy one another.
When Judah came to the lookout of the wilderness, they looked toward the multitude, and behold, they were corpses lying on the ground, and no one had escaped” (2 Chron. 20:22–24).
God took care of the entire problem. Judah did not have to lift one bow or fire one arrow.
The question that begs to be asked and answered is this: Where was the battle fought and won? There was only one place: on their knees.
Had the king decided that the nation would not seek God’s face but instead marched off to battle their enemies, the outcome would have been very different. With this in mind, how should we face our problems?