In chapter 20 of II Chronicles, we read the story of Jehoshaphat facing an impossible situation. His life and country were under pressure. Their circumstances were overwhelming. Annihilation was certain without God’s intervention. “The battle is the Lord’s” was declared, believed and acted upon. The first thing Jehoshaphat did was to acknowledge who God is.
We need to recognize God for who He is. In verses 6 – 9, and in vs. 12, we have a declaration of who God is. “LORD, the God of our ancestors, are you not the God who is in heaven? You rule over all the kingdoms of the nations. Power and might are in your hand, and no one can withstand you. Our God, did you not drive out the inhabitants of this land before your people Israel and give it forever to the descendants of Abraham your friend? They have lived in it and have built in it a sanctuary for your Name, saying, ‘If calamity comes upon us, whether the sword of judgment, or plague or famine, we will stand in your presence before this temple that bears your Name and will cry out to you in our distress, and you will hear us and save us. 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.”
Jehoshaphat starts telling God how great, mighty, powerful and sufficient He is. We serve a big God! We should be attempting really big things. We should be dreaming the impossible dreams. God is not lacking in the power department. His resources are unlimited, His grace is unending and His character is unquestionable.
So what are you attempting that’s bigger than you? What do you need God to intervene in? When you pray do you acknowledge Him for who He is? There is no power shortage with God!