Sunday’s talk from David came from 2 Chronicles 20 when Jehoshaphat, the King of Judah, was terrified because of a vast army advancing to attack. He highlighted how many people today are experiencing fear and anxiety during this time.
God was with Jehoshaphat who prayed and said “we do not know what to do, but our eyes are on you” (v.12) which tells us how God’s Word was used to speak into this situation. It also reminds us that in the middle of our own crises, we too should turn to God’s Word.
Even though the people were facing difficult times, through gritted teeth they continued to worship God and in verse 21 sing “Give thanks to the Lord for His steadfast love endures forever”. Psalm 136 reinforces these words that God’s love endures for us in a time of crisis.
Finally, David encouraged us to keep our eyes focused on God and gave us the following outline to help us do this:
- Admit how we feel
- Seek God
- Seek God with others
- Listen to God’s word
Here are some questions to discuss this week:
What stops us from keeping our eyes on the Lord during this crisis?
How might we seek the Lord ourselves and with others this week?
Why do non-believers pray at a time like this?
Why is prayer so vital for us at this time?
How will/can we listen carefully to God’s word this week?
How will we express our worship during this lockdown?