“What to do when you don’t know what to do”
II Chronicles 2:12
Have you ever been faced with a situation or circumstance where you didn’t know what to do?
In II Chronicles 20, Jehoshaphat was faced with a challenging situation, and he didn’t know what to do. He was under a severe attack.
Let’s look at how he responded in the midst of a challenging situation.
Verses 3-4, speak about the first thing he did. He set himself to seek the Lord, and to ask for His help.
It is very important that you put yourself in a position to seek the Lord. Why? Because, He knows just what to do. Please know that there is an answer for every problem that you will face.
The second thing that he did is found in verses 5-6. He began to exalt the power and authority of the almighty God. Verses 5-6 say, “And Jehoshaphat stood in the congregation of Judah and Jerusalem, in the house of the Lord, before the new court, And said, O Lord God of our fathers, art not thou God in heaven? And rulest not thou over all the kingdoms of the heathens? And in thine hand is there not power and might, so that none is able to withstand thee?”
We must know and believe that the Lord is greater than any problem or circumstance that we are faced with. For with God all things are possible. He made the Lord bigger than his situation.
The third thing he did was acknowledge that he didn’t know what to do, and he needed the Lord’s intervention in the matter.
Sometimes we just don’t know what to do, and that is okay. Because Jehoshaphat did these three things, the Lord was able to reveal to him what he needed to do to get the victory. God told him the battle was not his, but it was God’s. All he had to do was stand still and see the salvation of the Lord.
When Jehoshaphat and the people praised the Lord, He stepped in and gave them the victory. Remember to follow these steps when you don’t know what to do.