“O our God, will you not execute judgment on them? 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.” (ESV – Read the chapter)
Where do you look when you are surrounded by troubles in this life? When things seem to have fallen completely to pieces, on what do you first set your eyes?
Jehosaphat and the people of Israel were literally surrounded by a huge army intent on their utter destruction. Their forces were not nearly sufficient on their own to overcome the challenge that was bearing down on them.
Jehosaphat, the good and faithful king that he was, did the only thing he knew to do. He prayed. He prayed a powerful prayer reminding God (really, reminding the people because God hadn’t forgotten) of His faithfulness in the face of adversity in the past along with His covenant with the people. He closed by calling the Lord to action on their part to save them from this quickly advancing wave of destruction.
Then, he said something that should become our own mantra in the face of any challenges before us: We don’t know what to do, but our eyes are on you.
When you don’t know what to do, look to the Lord. He has not only the power to save you, but the desire. He is wholly committed to your good just as He was the people of Israel. In fact, because of the cross and the resurrection, I daresay He is even more so. He put His life on the line and left it there to demonstrate His commitment to being there for you; to bringing you life no matter what stands in your way. When you don’t know what to do, keep your eyes on Him. He will show you the way through to life.