Then Asa cried out to the Lord his God, “O Lord, no one but you can help the powerless against the mighty! Help us, O Lord our God, for we trust in you alone. It is in your name that we have come against this vast horde. O Lord, you are our God; do not let mere men prevail against you!” 2 Chronicles 14:11 NLT
What caused King Asa to pray this prayer? Why did he describe his people as powerless and the enemy as mighty? Asa and his people were attacked by a mighty army of a million men and three hundred chariots. A million fighting men is a big army in any battle. He didn’t blame God for the attack but acknowledged that he was in a situation that only God could help him.
Well this short prayer packs a punch. We believe sometimes that it’s the length of the prayer that counts. But some of the most powerful prayers in scriptures are one verse long. Asa acknowledged that their situation was so grave, that God was their only hope, and their trust was in Him. Finally, he turned the battle over to God: do not let mere men prevail against you. David had that same confidence in God. In Psalm 20:7 he said, “Some nations boast of their chariots and horses, but we boast in the name of the Lord our God.”
Man that prayer moved the hand of God! The Bible said God defeated the enemy and King Asa and his army pursued. Not only did they have a military victory, they also had a financial victory. They walked away with the wealth of the enemy.
Out-numbered doesn’t always equate defeat. One night, I was driving a new car and I stopped at a light. I noticed a group of young people coming towards the car. Some were already at the front of the car. All I could do was cry, “Oh God, help me!” They looked in the car and walked away. I thank God for the ministry of angels because they surrounded me that night. If you find yourself out-numbered by the enemy, just call on the Lord. He will deliver you. He does not change.
Thought for Today: Put your confidence in God.
Have a blessed day and walk in faith and victory.