Pray For Help

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Reading in 2 Chronicles 16, Baasha king of Israel became a new threat to Judah so Asa went to Ben-Hadad king of Aram for help. Asa’s actions differ from his previous policies because he had more faith in a person rather than in God. His misplaced confidence results in weakness and constant war. The right choice would have been to pray for God’s help.

Later in his reign, Asa demonstrates a lack of faith in God and never corrected course. He put his confidence in a man rather than the proven power and goodness of God. Also with health issues, his faith was with the physicians and not with God. A disease of his feet afflicted him at the end of his life but he never sought God’s help for healing.

The right choice is to always rely on God who strengthens those that have faith in Him. Remember the little train that said, “I think I can”. With faith we can say, “I know I can”. Many things in life are hard to understand but like turning on a light switch, know that faith just works so turn it on and it will light your way. Stay focused on the path and on God’s promises for everything to turn out all right.

This day with God, acquire faith with prayer and rely on His power to strengthen you. Pray for your walk and if there is a misstep, go to Him to make it right.

About Mark Shields

Mark volunteers as a member of the media ministry team at his church. A few years ago, he started an on-line Bible study guide called “This Day with God Devotional”. He uses this as a tool in his journey through the Bible. We live in a very busy world with busy schedules so this tool has helped him continue with daily Bible reading and study. Each of the studies are designed to help apply our faith in the work place, at school, or at home. Join him on this journey or check in every so often to read his thoughts.
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