When We Don’t Know What to Do – ADMITTING WEAKNESS
After this the Moabites and Ammonites, and with them some of the Meunites, came against Jehoshaphat for battle. Some men came and told Jehoshaphat, “A great multitude is coming against you from Edom, from beyond the sea; and, behold, they are in Hazazon-tamar.” Then Jehoshaphat was afraid and set his face to seek the Lord…
(2 Chron. 20:1-3a)
Admitting weakness is always the first step in trusting God.
King Jehoshaphat was “afraid and set his face to seek the Lord” (2 Chron. 20:3). Here we have an example of a man who knew he wasn’t superhuman; he was normal.
In an act of true love, as a parent to their child, we are invited before the Lord with a genuine desire for our unrestricted honest, telling Him how we are actually doing.
Lord, I am scared, frustrated, angry, lonely, exhausted…
The point of airing our pain isn’t to shake a finger at God; it’s to be honest as we trust him with our deepest concerns.
Jehoshaphat choose to trust the Lord, which is what we’re called to as well. Trust is always a choice. And it’s one we’ll have to make over and over again.
Today, we trust in the Lord!
As a family, Star of Hope staff and volunteers came together last week in order to prepare a last-minute mailing.
While we were only able to get a handful of these appeals together and out for distribution a digital copy of the letter can be seen here. We are so thankful for each of you and praise the Lord for your partnership with the church in Paterson, Newark, Willingboro and beyond. God is truly at work through you.
Putting our trust fully on Him,
Pastor Matt Andersen
SOHM Executive Director