What To Do When You Do Not Know What To Do


Are you in a stressful situation where you do not know what to do?

If you are, learn what to do when you do not know what to do from King Jehoshaphat and the Israelites when the Ammonites, the Moabites and other people attacked them.

We know that King Jehoshaphat did not know what to do about the situation because when he prayed he said, "We do not have power against this great multitude and we do not know what to do about it". (2 Chronicles 20:12)

However he was able to deal with the situation successfully by doing the following things:


1. Pray
King Jehoshaphat set himself to seek the Lord(2 Chronicles 20:3) 

Therefore ask God to show you what you should do about your situation and ask Him to help you do it.

The Bible tells us Trust in God with all your heart and do not rely on you own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths. (Proverbs 3:5-6) 

So, learn to trust in God more than you trust your understanding or judgement. Trusting God's understanding more than you trust your own, even if you are a specialist on that matter, will enable you to ask Him for his guidance and He shall then give you directions.


Devices of the devil - deception

2. Fast
King Jehoshaphat proclaimed a fast(2 Chronicles 20:3) 

Fasting is a very powerful spiritual weapon therefore deny your body the gratification it gets from eating food and submit yourself humbly to God as you present your supplications to Him.

If you have never fasted, you can miss one meal after your doctor clears you. As you become a more seasoned warrior, you can lengthen your fasts.

3. Unite
All the people of Judah came from all the cities to ask God for help(2 Chronicles 20:4) 

All the people of Judah together with their wives and children stood before God(2 Chronicles 20:13) 

Therefore if you are facing a crisis as family or a country, come together so that you can pray as one unit for God's help.

If you find yourself all alone, with no one to unite with, you can still pray on your own and God will help you because He sees that you have no human  help.

4. Focus on God
Our eyes are upon You(2 Chronicles 20:13) 

Therefore keep your eyes on God. This means that you should focus your mind on God's ability and not on your enemies' abilities.

This is very important because one of the Devices of the Devil is intimidation. The devil likes attacking with:
a. big numbers e.g. this great multitude from Ammon, Moab and Mount Seir that was attacking King Jehoshaphat and the Israelites
b. big things e.g. gigantic Goliath

If you focus on the big things that the devil is using to attack you, you will lose courage and consequently lose the battle. So always keep the eyes of your mind on your Big God. 

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5. Believe God
Believe in the Lord your God and you shall be established(2 Chronicles 20:20) 

Therefore decide to believe what God says about your situation in His Word. 

For example you can decide to believe the following Bible verses:
No weapon formed against me shall prosper. (Isaiah 54:17)

The picture below was taken in Fort Jesus in Mombasa, Kenya and it shows canons pointing at the areas around the fort. It is good image for this Bible verse because sometimes the enemy trains his weapons on us like that. 
No weapon formed against me shall prosper. (Isaiah 54:17)

"Not by might nor by power but by My Spirit" says the Lord God Almighty. (Zechariah 4:6)

"Not by might nor by power but by My Spirit" says the Lord God Almighty. (Zechariah 4:6)

The desire of the righteous will be granted. (Proverbs 10:24)
The desire of the righteous will be granted. (Proverbs 10:24)



6. Do not be Afraid or Disheartened
The Spirit of the Lord came upon Jahaziel ... and he said, "Thus says, the Lord to you: Do not be afraid or dismayed"(2 Chronicles 20:14-15) 

Therefore do not be afraid or disheartened regardless of what the enemy has done to you or is threatening to do to you. 

Focusing on God by filling your mind with Scriptures of God's greatness is one of the best ways of avoiding becoming afraid or disheartened by the actions of your enemies.

Bible verses that you can meditate on to prevent fear and discouragement include:
1. Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh: Is there any thing too hard for Me? (Jeremiah 32:27)
Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh: Is there any thing too hard for Me? (Jeremiah 32:27)

2. With God all things are possible. (Matthew 19:26)
With God all things are possible. (Matthew 19:26)

3. Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or dismayed. There are more with us than with them. With them are mere men but with us is our God. (2 Chronicles 32:7-8)
Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or dismayed. There are more with us than with them. With them are mere men but with us is our God. (2 Chronicles 32:7-8)

7. Worship God
King Jehoshaphat and all the people of Judah bowed before God worshiping(2 Chronicles 20:18) 

Therefore worship the Lord by listening and singing Christian worship music. 

In addition to being another effective Christian spiritual warfare weapon, worship music also helps heal hurting hearts. 

8. Praise God
The Levites stood up to praise the Lord God of Israel loudly(2 Chronicles 20:19) 

King Jehoshaphat appointed the choir that went out before the army singing to the Lord saying, "Praise the Lord for His mercy endures for forever"(2 Chronicles 20:21) 

Therefore praise the Lord by listening and singing Christian praise music. 

9. Position Yourself
Position yourselves(2 Chronicles 20:17) 

Therefore do what you can to put yourself in the best situation for solving your problem. For example if you have lost your job, send out applications.

If there is nothing that you can do, just stay put and continue praising God by saying "Praise the Lord for His mercy endures for forever"(2 Chronicles 20:21) 

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God solved King Jehoshaphat's problem because when they begun to praise Him, He made the Ammonites and Moabites kill the people from Mount Seir before they destroyed themselves so that when the people of Judah arrived they found them all dead. (2 Chronicles 20:22-24)


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