Jehoshaphat prayed before the people of Israel a something similar to this: “Lord, you’ve fought for us before and you said you’d fight for us again. We have three groups of people that are out to get us. Will you take care of it? We have no idea what to do. We’re looking to you for deliverance.”

The Lord responded something like this: “Don’t be afraid. The battle is mine, not yours. Go down against them tomorrow by the cliff of Ziz and you’ll find them at the brook. You’ll not have to fight the battle. Just watch. I’m going to be with you.”

Jehoshaphat told the people to believe the Lord. They put feet to their faith and went to the cliff of Ziz the next day. Their singing and praises stopped when they looked over the cliff. They stood in awe because their enemies already laid dead upon the ground. The three groups had turned on each other. God showed up for them, just like he said he would.

The people could have hid away and lived in fear of their enemies. But instead they chose to face the enemy head on. Because they did they were able to see that God was for them, yet again.

The Lord has spoken many promises to us in the Word, including his promise to use us in his kingdom. (Philippians 1:6) Are we acting on it by getting out there and spreading his love or are we shying away thinking we aren’t of any use? God has gone before us, we just need to follow.

II Chronicles 21:1-30