David Louis
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“We don’t know what to do, but our eyes are on you” 2 Chronicles 20:12 (NIV).

2020 was a challenging year for all of us. A global pandemic, subsequent economic troubles in every nation, and the emotional and psychological strain have left most of us uncertain of what to expect in the New Year.

In 2 Chronicles 20 we read of the uprising of three eastern armies against King Jehoshaphat and the tribe of Judah. The challenge was great, odds of a victory improbable, and their future unsure. But instead of wringing their hands in fear or preparing to battle on their own strength, King Jehoshaphat invited the people to reject their human reactions and look beyond their present circumstance. He called for the people to seek God and he prayed a powerful prayer, “we don’t know what to do, but our eyes are on you.”

As we enter 2021, the challenges of 2020 are fresh on our minds. However, if we seek Him in humility, the promise of 2 Chronicles 20:17 can be ours, “You will not have to fight this battle. Take up your positions; stand firm and see the deliverance the Lord will give you … Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Go out to face them tomorrow, and the Lord will be with you.’”