Topic: DON’T LIMIT GOD BY YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES
Don’t limit God by your circumstances. In 2 Chronicles 20, King Jehoshaphat looked out his window in Jerusalem one day, and three great armies were coming against him.
As far as their circumstances were concerned, the king and people of Jerusalem and Judah were doomed. Perhaps that’s the way your circumstances present themselves today.
You may have so many unsolvable problems around you that you just don’t
know what in the world you’re going to do. Well, you’re in the place of Jehoshaphat, which is a good place to be, as long as
you don’t limit God by your circumstances.
So Jehoshaphat gathered all the women and children and the men out in the field, and they lifted up their voice to God.
Jehoshaphat said, “O LORD God of our fathers, are You not God in heaven, and do You not rule over all the kingdoms of
the nations, and in Your hand is there not power and might, so that no one is able to withstand You?…O our God, will You
not judge them?
For we have no power against this great multitude that is coming against us; nor do we know what to do, but our eyes are upon You” (vv. 6, 12).
They believed that God could get themout of that impossible situation. And the Bible says: “Then the Spirit of the LORD came upon Jahaziel…And he said, ‘Listen, all you of Judah and you inhabitants of Jerusalem, and you, King Jehoshaphat! Thus says the LORD to you: ‘Do not be afraid nor dismayed because of this great multitude, for the battle is not yours, but God’s…. You will not need to fight in this battle.
Position yourselves, stand still and see the salvation of the LORD, who is with you, O Judah and Jerusalem!’ ” (vv. 14–15,
17).When the army of Israel went out the next morning, they sent singers out in front of the army, saying, “Praise the LORD,
for His mercy endures forever.” They did not need to resort to stealth and secrecy or attack fromevery direction.
They put the praisers out in front of their army, for the joy of the Lord is our strength. And the enemy heard it, became frightened, and was defeated without the people of Judah lifting a sword, yet taking
all the spoil.
People may be coming against you today. Everything may be rising up against you. You don’t know what to do. Cry out
to God. Don’t limit God. He is able to deliver by many or by few. With God, all things are possible!