It’s such a little verse.
In 2 Chronicles, no less.
I mean, who ever says to themselves, “I need some encouragement from Scripture. I wonder what 2 Chronicles has for me?”
But there is it, the back end part of verse 12 in Chapter 20. A man named Jehoshaphat is praying to God and he concludes his prayer with this: “We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on you.”
We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on you, God.
Now in that verse, ole Jehoshaphat is praying in reference to the vast army marching against him and the people of Judah, but I don’t think God minds if I transfer this verse to our own current pandemic situation.
- We don’t know how we make it through these next few weeks and months, but our eyes are on you, God.
- We don’t know how this whole vaccine distribution makes it to an entire world population, but our eyes are on you, God.
- We don’t know how more people lose their jobs, but our eyes are on you, God.
- We don’t know what lies ahead in the next year, week, hour, or day, but our eyes are on you, God.
And while saying, “I don’t know what to do” may sound weak, I think it’s actually strong. Think about that in your own life, Dear Reader. My husband and I have two strong-willed children ages 18 and 20. They are old enough to be independent, but they are still our kids and they still need help. It’s such a relief to hear one of them express this and actually let us help them, rather than try to “Lone Ranger” it, pretending they’ve got it all under control when even they know they don’t.
As a parent, I think God feels the same way. He wants us to come to Him and tell Him we don’t know what to do and we don’t know how to handle it. I truly believe when we are at our weakest, His strength comes through in powerful and mighty ways.
Dear God, all around the world this December of 2020 we don’t know what to do, but our eyes . . . our eyes are on you, Lord. And we know you can be trusted whether it’s Jehosophat asking you or just simple men and women from small places around the world who are doing their best to love you and serve you. We thank you in advance, God. Amen.
Until the next Wednesday the Lord allows.