Where Could I Go But to the Lord?
Pastor Steve N. Wagers
2 Chronicles 20
1. How He Oversaw the Situation!
A) The Battle that Confronted Him
B) The Burden that Consumed Him
2. How He Overtook the Situation!
A) He Focuses on the Power of God
B) He Fastens to the Promise of God
1) Stand Sure
2) Stand Still
3. How He Overcame the Situation!
A) How they Worshipped
B) What they Witnessed
The New York State Conservationist has published a list of pointers on what to do if you should become lost in the woods. The fifth and last recommendation:
"Don't yell, don't run, don't worry and, above all, don't quit.
Better yet-write to the Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, D. C., and ask for their pamphlet No. 0-23, 'What to do When Lost in the Woods.' "
I once saw an advertisement about a pub and grill called "Wits End." It was advertised as "The Place to Be!" I'm sure that all of us have found ourselves at our wits end and I don't think any of us would say that it is the place to be.
We often feel like the fellow who said that the light at the end of the tunnel turned out to be the headlight of an approaching train.
Another said that they were so depressed that their hands shook so badly they could brush their teeth without any voluntary movement and that they had cried so much their contacts had rusted to their eyeballs.
It may be that things are so bad that you feel like Oscar Levant who said that he was thrown out of a mental hospital for depressing the other patients.
It may in regards to your job, marriage, children, relationships, church life, ministry, but we all find ourselves at our wits end and we don't know what to do. So, what do we do and where do we go when every street turns out to be a dead end?
2 Chronicles 20 is my favorite story of the Old Testament. It tells of Jehosophat, a good and godly king, and what he did when he didn't know what to do.
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