The little child was running around in the airport waiting area, laughing, full of joy, with seemingly not a care in the world. Suddenly all activity stopped, and the child realized the surroundings were unfamiliar. Then in the midst of fanatic crying, the child spotted a parent, and ran quickly in that direction. Have you ever been in a set of circumstances where you did not know what to do? Did you panic? Did your anxiety level rise? Did you look for something familiar? God’s people were in similar conditions. The sons of Moab, the sons of Ammon, and others, had united to do battle with Johoshaphat. Although the militia of Judah was numerous and mighty (2 Chronicles 17:14), it might be difficult to gather them together on short notice. So where do they turn – do they try to muster the military and defend themselves or hunker down in Jerusalem and try to be safe. Johoshaphat prays and in his prayer, confesses to God “Nor do we know what to do, but our eyes are upon You” (2 Chronicles 20:12). Next time you find yourself in uncertainly, I suggest you look Godward, and move in that direction.
Dr. Dan Crawford, Senior Professor at Southwestern Baptist Seminary, is the WestCoast Baptist Association’s Spiritual Life & Leadership Mentor. Follow Dan on Twitter @DrDanRC and Facebook www.facebook.com/dan.crawford