The lingering question outlines many who wonder where God is.
As I previously wrote, God is in the midst of us no matter what it looks like; and it looks pretty bad.
However, it is usually in our worst of times whether private or public God makes a show of his greatness.
We pride ourselves on knowing how God is going to do this or that, when the Bible clearly states,
Isaiah 55:8 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the LORD.
To be perfectly honest, I don’t care how God shows up; the point is that I trust him to do so.
One example of his surprises is in 2nd Chronicles 20.
Moabites, Ammonites, Meunites and all the “ites” made up a vast militia that wanted his kingdom gone.
As Jehoshaphat heard the news, he gathered the assembly of Judah at the Temple and announced to the people what they were up against.
Fear must have swept over him as he began to cry out to the Lord for help. His prayer was detailed with explanations of what was about to happen to his people if God didn’t intervene.
Instead of focusing on the enemy they kept their eyes on God.
He pulls an ambush.
The Spirit of the Lord spoke to a man named Jahaziel.
“Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God’s. Go out to face them tomorrow and the Lord will be with you.”
The next day, Jehoshaphat appointed men to sing and praise God.
A funny thing happened while they gathered together making music.
Instead of coming after the people of Judah, the enemies began fighting each other. In an all-out slaughter, not one was left. It took 3 days for God’s people to gather the plunder which included equipment, clothing and items of great value.
The 4th day, they didn’t play Spades or Monopoly. NO…..they assembled together praising God for saving them.
God sent some nasty plagues to Egypt for resisting Moses to let his people go.
The Red Sea parted in what may have been one of the most extravagant miracles God has ever pulled.
And he preserved the families of Judah, the lineage of Jesus, with a surprise trap that no one saw coming.
These miracles made their way to other lands and adversaries. It was well known the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob was a force to be reckoned with.
I wonder; if God pulled off such supernatural exploits in Old Testament times, do you think he might do it again?
History does repeat itself.
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