Then Jehoshaphat was afraid and set his face to seek the LORD, and proclaimed a fast throughout all Judah. And Judah assembled to seek help from the LORD; from all the cities of Judah they came to seek the LORD. ...For we are powerless against this great horde that is coming against us. We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on you.” (2 Chronicles 20:3-4, 12b). And when he had taken counsel with the people, he appointed those who were to sing to the LORD and praise him in holy attire, as they went before the army, and say, “Give thanks to the LORD, for his steadfast love endures forever.” And when they began to sing and praise, the LORD set an ambush…
2 Chronicles 21:21-22b
O LORD, when the battle looks clearly too great our first response should be to seek you, humbly, honestly crying out from our hearts the desperation we have and expecting you to answer—and then not moving until you do.
When we do arise from our knees we should walk forward in praise, always with praise as we go towards a battlefield. Intentional sacrificial praise. We have to make praise our part in the battle plan as we watch your strategy unveil. You command this.
O Father, our Father, thank you for making your way so clear. And forgive us for acting like it is complicated, complaining, and going our own way. You know the battle I face today and I have been thinking it is unwinnable. No more strategies on my part. I won’t move, but wait, and fill the space in-between with praise. Only by your grace, LORD. I ask for mercy and grace.