There are times when everything goes wrong all at once. The kids are out of control. There are problems with the car or the house. You are tired to the bone. There are far too few hours in a day to get done what needs to be done. You try to pray but it is like God is on coffee break. Life gets like this sometimes. Jehoshaphat had a moment like this. But he was rescued by the power of praise. Praise often is the last thing thought about when life becomes crazy. We associate praise with good times but not so much with the chaotic times. However, praise is always the appropriate attitude of our hearts, regardless of whether times are good or crazy. God is still God, he is unchanging, immutable. God is always worthy of your praise. You see it is not God who is on coffee break, you are.
King Jehoshaphat knew that a vast army was coming to attack Judah. The army was strong and unjust. He knew that he had no ability to defeat the bad guys, they were simply too strong. Instead of caving into despair, the king cried out to God:
"Our God, will you not judge them? For we have no power to face this vast army that is attacking us. We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on you" (2 Chronicles 20:12).
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