Day 34: I trust You, Lord. Let no man prevail against thee. 2 Chronicles 14:11
If you've ever read the books of Chronicles, you'd find you had some good kings and bad kings. Asa was a good king for the most part. He did eventually rely on the king of Syria instead of God and lost God's favor. He died due to a disease that spread from his feet. Even then he didn't seek God (2 Chron 16). But prior to this, he was a great king. He even declared that whomever failed to serve God would die (2 Chron 15: 12-13).
You can say Asa got it right in the beginning. He pulled down all of the false gods and their places of worship. Asa's father wasn't a good example, but somehow Asa figured it out and stuck with the Lord. God was very pleased with Asa because He'd always said he'd ever leave or forsake the children of Israel as long as they didn't leave or forsake him (Deuteronomy 31). Because of his obedience, Asa received complete rest. He had not a worry in the world.
An Ethiopian army came to fight them. Did Asa worry? Nope. He simply turned and prayed.
And Asa cried unto the Lord his God, and said, Lord, it is nothing with thee to help, whether with many, or with them that have no power: help us, O Lord our God; for we rest on thee, and in thy name we go against this multitude. O Lord, thou art our God; let not man prevail against thee. 2 Chronicles 14:11 KJV
Asa cried out to the Lord God.
Every time you cry out to God, He immediately turns to hear you. You are super important to Him. Liken it to a child crying out in the night for their parents. Wouldn't the parents immediately jump up to attend to their child? That's what God does. He turns and gently says "Yea, my child."
Lord there is nothing too hard for You.
The word of God says to remind Him of Hid word (Isaiah 43:26). In other words, speak the word of God over your situation. The word is the infallible truth. Speaking it reminds your situation who you serve and the enemy trembles.
It doesn't matter if the problem is big or small, You can handle it all.
Asa didn't have a good Godly example in his father, but the Israelites kept the stories of their exodus from Egypt alive. They passed these stories from generation to generation. Asa knew what God was capable of. That's why it's important to write down your prayers and the answers. It's also important to share these events with your children and grandchildren so they will know as well.
This one word will cause God to assign a fleet of angels to you. Crying out for help shows that you are humbled and know you can't do it alone. It shows that you are completely reliant on God and taking a step back for Him to intervene. Asa saw in these ten years how God provided for him and the people, and he knew when to cry for help.
Rest on Him
God had provided Asa with rest over the years. As long as Asa was obedient, he didn't have to worry about a thing! Just imagine the sweet sleep he got nightly because his days were filled with rest. Oh! Can you imagine it! And even though people were coming against them, he reminded God that he was not trying to fight this battle himself. Rather, he was turning to him without worry. Far too often you worry after praying. Pray and rest. He got it!
In Your name we go against those who come against us.
At the name Jesus, every knee shall bow (Philippians 2:10). Don't try to do things without God's blessing. Align your will with his will. Asa wasn't willing to go in his name. Maybe because they were so rested, he'd forgotten how to fight, but thankfully he knew to call on the name of the Most High God. With God he goes. He doesn't try to do it alone.
Lord, You are God.
God is Elohim. He is strength and power. He is infinite. He is all knowing. He is the creator of heaven and earth. Nothing is before Him. Nothing is after Him. Asa was giving God praise with these simple words. When things looked bad, he didn't run, hide, and cry. He stood and worshipped in the face of adversity. "Lord, you are the all-powerful, infinite creator of all things. There is nothing too hard for you."
Let no one prevail against you.
Asa was so close to God, that when people came against him, they were coming against God. There is no force that can prevail against God. When the battle comes, know that it is not you they are fighting but the God in you. Stand firm. They will not prevail.
Asa's simple prayer was a few words but so powerful. You may have been trained that it takes eloquent to get God’s attention. This is not true. A simple “Help” is all that’s needed when you don’t know what to say. After Asa’s short prayer, the people prevailed. What do you think will happen if you call out to him? How about this. Try it. Call out. Call His name and watch what happens.
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