“We do not
know what to do but our eyes are on you.” 2 Chronicles 20:12 NIV
Uttered by King Jehoshaphat when Jerusalem was under attack by an enemy horde this is a model for one of the simplest, yet most effective prayers of faith we can pray.
Faith is not expressed by looking to know what, or how, or when, or where the answer and deliverance will come, but rather by looking solely to WHO has the power to provide it.
In response to his abandonment to trust in God, heaven’s reply was swift and reassuring: “Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God’s.” (vs 15)
When we choose to look to God as the only answer to our problem, then just like Jehoshaphat’s battle, it ceases to be ours and becomes His. What a relief, because if it is His, we can be assured He will solve it!
Why not make this prayer yours and release your problem to God? “Lord, I do not know what to do but my eyes are on you!”