But our eyes are on You.

May 28, 2008

“We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on You.” (2 Chronicles 20:12 — part of King Jehoshaphat’s prayer to the LORD)

I love that. I mean, I can’t relate to having some “great horde” of an army coming against me, but in the greater and lesser things of life, I can relate to the “we do not know what to do” and the fear and quavering of heart that often accompany that.

Yet, he says, “But our eyes are on You.” That’s exactly where they should’ve been.

Jehoshaphat’s response must have delighted the heart of God. It must have, because God then told him that He would fight for them and He would be with them.

We’ll look somewhere for help — if not to ourselves & our own devices, then to another. But Jehoshaphat turned his eyes to the right One. And that’s exactly where ours should be, too, whether a horde rises against us or whether we are just fearful of Tomorrow’s tidings.

We can fill in the blank with anything, but always: “________, but our eyes are on You.” (And then to stay our eyes on Him!)

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