What's On My Mind: PANIC OR PRAY?
Help us, O Lord our God, for we rest on You, and in Your name we go against this multitude. (2 Chronicles 14:11)
Asa was also faced with the options of panic or pray (2Chron. 14). He was attacked by an Ethiopian army of a million men. But as he faced this huge fighting force, instead of relying on military strategy or cowering in dread, he turned to the Lord in urgent prayer. In a powerful and humble prayer, Asa confessed his total dependence on Him, asked for help, and appealed to the Lord to protect His own name: "Help us, O Lord our God, for we rest on You, and in Your name we go against this multitude" (v.11). The Lord responded to Asa's prayer, and he won the victory over the Ethiopian army.
When we are faced with tight spots, meager resources, a vast army of problems, or seemingly dead-end solutions, let's not panic but instead turn to God who fights for His people and gives them victory.
In my distress, anxiety, and fear, Lord, teach me to rely on You and draw close to You. Then I know I'll be able to stand strong in Your power and won't be dependent on my own strength.
PRAYER IS THE BRIDGE BETWEEN PANIC AND PEACE.
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