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Turn To God For Help

Author: Chaplain, COL Scott McChrystal, USA (Ret.)

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“Our God, will you not judge them? For we have no power to face this vast army that is attacking us.  We do not know what to do,  but our eyes are upon you.” (2 Chronicles 20:12)

The Lord wants us to ask for his help- in the good times and the bad. Strangely, however, people frequently don’t turn to God in times of need. Why? For many, it’s simply pride. They think they can handle the situation themselves. A few don’t believe they are worthy of God’s help- so they don’t ask. Still others seek worldly sources of support and don’t bother to ask the Lord.

The Bible couldn’t be more clear. God cares, He has the power and resources to help, and He wants us to ask Him. In this verse from 2 Chronicles King Jehoshaphat, king of Judah, had the good sense to ask God for help against an overwhelming enemy force. Militarily, the Israelites were no match. God heard and answered his prayers.

What about you? Are you facing circumstances beyond your human capabilities? Follow Jehoshaphat’s example and ask God to help you.

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