Scripture Reading: 2 Chronicles 13:13-15, Psalm 72:12
2 Chronicles 13:13-15 (NIV)
13 Now Jeroboam had sent troops around to the rear, so that while he was in front of Judah the ambush was behind them. 14 Judah turned and saw that they were being attacked at both front and rear. Then they cried out to the Lord. The priests blew their trumpets 15 and the men of Judah raised the battle cry. At the sound of their battle cry, God routed Jeroboam and all Israel before Abijah and Judah.
Key Verse: 2 Chronicles 13:14
Judah turned and saw that they were being attacked at both front and rear. Then they cried out to the Lord.
Judah knew exactly what it felt like to feel helpless and they weren’t ashamed to show humility in front of those around them by crying out before the Lord in battle while being attacked from the front and back and God delivered them because of it. How about you?
When your back is against the wall and you’re being attack in every area of your life, do try to take matters into your own hands or do you run and hide? Do you tackle what’s in front and forget about what’s in the back? Or do you do both only to find out neither works so you begin to feel hopeless? Well I want you to know that you’re never hopeless because you have a heavenly father who is waiting for you to cry out to him. Will it require something from you? Yes humility. See crying out to God produces deliverance because what you’re saying to God is that I need you and I can’t do this on my own. God is waiting to hear your battle cry. He’s waiting for you to admit that you can’t do this on your and that you need him.
12 For he will deliver the needy who cry out, the afflicted who have no one to help.
So when your back is against the wall with nowhere to turn will you cry out to him?
God delivered Judah from every attack that they faced and he’s waiting to deliver you from low self-esteem, anger, rejection, depression, unforgiveness , untruthfulness, fornication, addiction, lack of faith, loneliness, pornography, discouragement, worry, broken marriages. Will you let him?
Lord, I acknowledge that I can’t do this life without and thank you for hearing my cry and deliverance when I have the courage to cry out to you.