The prevailing atmosphere during the reign of Asa was one of being right with God and of peace. As recorded in 2 Chronicles 14, Asa’s army of around 580,000 consisted of soldiers from Benjamin and Judah. The army of Zerah the Cushite consisted of thousands upon thousands of soldiers.
The odds were against Asa’s army but he asked for God’s help in a prayer. Asa trusted that God would help and had confidence that His power would prevail. It did just that, the Cushites fled, and Asa’s army took advantage of the opportunity God had given them. The Cushites were crushed and victory comes to Asa’s army because God was on their side.
Think of battles you have faced in life when the odds were stacked against you. Use stories found in the Bible like in today’s passage, experiences in life, and from other amazing stories like this one from a blogging friend at Morning Story and Dilbert.
Think of a struggle you are in right now and how you can apply the lesson learned. Go to God in prayer and ask for help with a confidence that His power will prevail. This day with God will be amazing because we can have faith that every adversity has a seed of an equivalent or greater benefit.
- “555 Days of Prayer to Save America” Participants Pray for “The Church” as “The Church” Prays for the Nation and the World (prweb.com)
- Find Victory in Your Life (prayercommunicationwithgod.wordpress.com)
- Learning from the past (davidlogsdon495.wordpress.com)