“Asa cried out to the Lord ... ‘it is nothing for You to help, whether with many or with those who have no power; help us, O Lord our God, for we rest on You, and in Your name we go against this multitude. O Lord, You are our God; do not let man prevail against You!’” 2 Chronicles 14:11 NKJV
Asa had been a good king, doing “what was good and right” in God’s eyes. He also provided practical leadership. Under his guidance, Judah “built and prospered.” Yet, in spite of preparations he directed, Judah felt outnumbered when attacked by Ethiopians with their “army of a million men and three hundred chariots.”
In this crisis, Asa turned to God, crying, “Help us, O Lord our God, for we rest on You.” He realized that they faced an enemy who was defying God, but knew that they were going against Judah as His representatives.
They completely depended on Him: “O Lord, You are our God; do not let man prevail against You!” They realized that this was God’s battle, not theirs. As they trusted in Him, He brought overwhelming victory!
Learning from Asa, we can take action when we face problems: Our first step should be to call on God in faith, remembering that nothing is too hard for Him! We also need to see ourselves as His ambassadors, and realize that the battle is His. We are in His army, and can have great confidence. He knows what to do, and how to achieve victory in every conflict.
We must continually trust in Him, declaring that He is our Lord, living according to the principles found in His Word. Like Asa, we must declare, “O Lord, You are our God; do not let man prevail against You!’”
Do you face challenges? Follow the pattern provided by Asa. Call on God. Commit your needs to Him. Trust in Him. Walk in faith and obedience. And believe Him for victory!
PrayerFather, I commit these situations to You: _______. I believe You for the answers! Thank You for victory! I trust in You! In Jesus’ name. Amen. Pray for God’s anointing on the prayer counselors of Inspiration Ministries.
Extended Reading2 Chronicles 14