In 2 Chronicles 20, King Jehoshaphat and the army of Judah were in a predicament. They were besieged, and in addition to being severely outnumbered, they didn’t have enough weapons. They didn’t have the right resources and they didn’t even really have the guts to stand up to their enemies. But they realized that God was going to be there, because they knew that battle is the Lord’s. So, they chose to praise the Lord instead of fearing their circumstances.
Pastor James Ford Jr. has been the senior pastor of Christ Bible Church of Chicago, located on the south side of Chicago, Ill., for over 35 years. He also serves as the president of Impact Ministries, an outreach ministry committed to strengthening families in the South Shore community of Chicago.