King Jehoshaphat of Judah was one of the few kings who followed God as King David did. When he was afraid of war with enemies of Judah that were too many in number to conquer, he “resolved to seek the Lord”
2 Chronicles 20:1-3 NLTAfter this, the armies of the Moabites, Ammonites, and some of the Meunites declared war on Jehoshaphat. Messengers came and told Jehoshaphat, “A vast army from Edom is marching against you from beyond the Dead Sea. They are already at Hazazon-tamar.” (This was another name for En-gedi.) Jehoshaphat was terrified by this news and begged the Lord for guidance. He also ordered everyone in Judah to begin fasting.(emphasis mine)
He called everyone to fasting and prayer, then before the people, he cried out to God: “We do not know what to do, but we will look to you”
“And now see what the armies of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir are doing. You would not let our ancestors invade those nations when Israel left Egypt, so they went around them and did not destroy them. Now see how they reward us! For they have come to throw us out of your land, which you gave us as an inheritance. O our God, won’t you stop them? We are powerless against this mighty army that is about to attack us. We do not know what to do, but we are looking to you for help.” (emphasis mine)
2 Chronicles 20:10-12 NLT
Jehoshaphat admitted their weakness and committed to looking to God for victory. Despite his fear, he was ready to stand and face the battle before him.
Just like Jehoshaphat, you must admit your weakness, position yourself before God, and face the war. God will do the fighting, look to Him to guide you into the next step to take in the battle before you.
Ask God to help you stand and face your war, trusting Him to fight to victory.
2 Chronicles 20:15 NLT He said, “Listen, all you people of Judah and Jerusalem! Listen, King Jehoshaphat! This is what the Lord says: Do not be afraid! Don’t be discouraged by this mighty army, for the battle is not yours, but God’s.