Regaining Perspective


Over the months, a common theme here has been the soul-lifting idea of our God-given destiny. We are adopted children of the King of the universe and heirs of all that is at His disposal. And yet…

There are times when we find ourselves up against struggles that shake that confidence, or simply help us to forget Him and His goodness. Pam and I have experienced that this past year. And because of that, God has allowed us to talk to many long-time friends and new friends, who are experiencing soul-shaking challenges.

What do I do when the circumstances of life, relationships, and work swell to seemingly impossible proportions? Recently, I’ve interacted with friends about an event in 2 Chronicles 20 that portrays an impossible situation. Jehoshaphat, was an Old Testament king of Judah. In his early years he walked with God, and the Lord was with him (2 Chronicles 17:3). He showed amazing dependence on God in one situation, helping us to remember one way we can emulate his faith and leadership.

He found himself up against a fatal challenge. An alliance of three powerful foes—the Moabites, Ammonites, and some Meunites—were coming to Judah to make war on Jehoshaphat.

Join me for the next few posts, as we look at four postures that led to God’s victory and release from the challenge. In the meantime, consider these questions:

  • What struggles are you, or a close friend, currently facing that might be helped by a new perspective?
  • What postures of faith do you notice in 2 Chronicles 20:5-21?

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