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  • Allen Domelle

What To Do When You Don’t Know What To Do


2 Chronicles 20:12

O our God, wilt thou not judge them? for we have no might against this great company that cometh against us; neither know we what to do: but our eyes are upon thee.

Jehoshaphat found himself in a similar situation that many often find themselves in. A great host of the Midianite army had come to fight against Judah. The great host was much larger than Judah’s army, and in human reasoning, there was no way that Judah could defeat this great army. Jehoshaphat's response was what any great leader's response should be; he went to God and said, neither know we what to do. This prayer of help and trust sprung God into action to fight for Jehoshaphat and Judah and helped them win this battle.

Have you ever found yourself not knowing what to do? Have you found yourself in a situation where your back was against the wall, and finding yourself powerless gave you such a hopeless feeling? Every person will find themselves in this type of situation. When you come to the end of your rope and trust God is when you will find hope and victory for your impossible situation. You must do several actions that Jehoshaphat did when you find yourself in a situation you don't know what to do.

First, pray! Jehoshaphat didn't run to social media to ask everyone to feel sorry for him. He didn't run and try to hide his problems in a vice. Rather, he ran to the One who could handle his problems because that was the only action that could pull him out of the impossible situation. Prayer is the only tool to pull you out of impossible situations, so use that tool instead of ignoring it.

Second, realize your weakness and God’s omnipotence. Jehoshaphat knew his situation was greater than himself, but he also knew it was not greater than God. You must admit your inability and God’s ability. One reason he ran to God in prayer was because he understood prayer was the way to engage Omnipotence in his situation. You will continue to struggle with your situation until you admit your weakness and your need for God’s omnipotence. Too many people keep trying to help God out. When you take your hands off and tell God there is nothing you can do is when He shows His omnipotence.

Third, have faith and trust God. I love what Jehoshaphat said after admitting his weakness and inability to handle the situation he faced. He said, but our eyes are upon thee. This is a total statement of faith and a revelation of his trust for God to do something. You must trust God and His Word that He will come through for you with your situation. You must have faith that God will help you, His child, as you face impossibility. My friend, God has never failed one person who trusted Him. Now, He may have taken someone to their physical and mental limits, but He has always come through to help them. You may feel like you are about to break, but don't stop trusting God. Have faith that God will somehow come through in your situation, even though you cannot see how it will happen.

Fourth, obey God. Jehoshaphat knew the army was too big for him, but he obeyed God to go against them. It was when he totally trusted God, evidenced by their singing, and obeyed that God set ambushments and defeated the Midianites. You will find that when God sees your obedience, despite the impossibility of what you face, is when He will fight for you and help you to win in your situation.

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