“Jehoshaphat was terrified by this news and begged the Lord for guidance.” (2 Chronicles 20:3, NLT)
King Jehoshaphat found himself face-to-face with trouble. A huge army marched toward Jerusalem, and the scouting reports didn’t bring him much hope. The problem on the horizon promised to be enormous by the time it reached the king. “Alarmed,” we read, “Jehoshaphat asked for the Lord’s guidance.” He looked past the trouble. Faced with an overwhelming situation, the king immediately turned to the One who is never overwhelmed.
Trouble comes in threes, they say. But who’s counting?
You’ve probably noticed that acknowledging and investigating troubles seem to make them multiply. Consider your house, for example. The roof starts leaking. So you climb into the attic to check it out and discover several bad spots, a rotten rafter, mold, mildew – and often the repair bills mount from there.
Obviously, ignoring problems also makes…
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