October 7 2016 – the power of praise in a problem.

When Jehoshaphat defeated the armies of Ammon, Moab and Mount Seir in 2 Chronicles 20, he demonstrated the power of praise in a problem.

His problem was an enemy army and as he went against it, he put those who sang to God and praised in front of his army (verse 21). He put the matter of praising God ahead of might and power, demonstrating the greater importance it has.

Through praise he elevated God above his problem, focused on God rather than the problem, demonstrating faith in God, allowing Him to intervene in the problem, set ambushes against the enemy (verse 22).

It was when praise happened, when the singers sang and praised that the ambushes were set, God intervened (verse 22).

Praise is powerful in the midst of our problems because like Jehoshaphat it focuses us on God rather than the problem, and elevates Him above the problem. It says God is bigger than my problem, demonstrating our trust in Him to deal with our problem, allowing Him to intervene, set His ambushes against our enemy, our problem.

Don’t underestimate the power of praise in a problem.

 

 

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