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A Miracle For The Overwhelmed (1 of 3)
Series: Personal Miracle - The Miracle You Need Now
Pastor Kerry Shook
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• 2 Chronicles 20:2 (NIV)
When we feel overwhelmed ...
• We fret
"We do not know what to do ..." vs. 12b (NIV)
• We fear
"Jehoshaphat was terrified by this news ..." vs. 3a (NLT)
• We fight
"After this, the armies of the Moabites, Ammonites, and some of the Meunites declared war on Jehoshaphat." vs. 1 (NLT)
• We get fatigued
It's great to be back after a July of missions. I love you guys. I know you were in good hands with my friend, Dr. Lowery. He always does an amazing job for me, but I am so glad to be back; and I'm starting a new series that I'm calling Personal Miracle. It's how to experience the miracle you need now, and we're gonna talk about something I think we all need - how to experience a miracle when you're overwhelmed. A miracle for the overwhelmed. So, if you feel overwhelmed, I've got good news for you, and we're gonna look at a time in the Old Testament when the enemies of God were coming against them, and they were completely overwhelmed, and we're gonna look at how they respond so we can find out how we respond when we're overwhelmed. It's in II Chronicles Chapter 20.
You can go ahead and open your Bibles there, but in verse 2 of II Chronicles Chapter 20 it says "Some men came and told Jehoshaphat ..." I love that name Jehoshaphat. He was the godly king of Judah. Great king. Loved God. Great name. In fact, when my second son was born, Chris and I were going through the Book of Joshua in our quiet time, and we named him Joshua and often wonder what would have happened if we had been reading about Jehoshaphat when he was born. Jehoshaphat Shook. That would have been a tough one to live with, but I think it is a cool name. "Some men came and told Jehoshaphat, 'A vast army is coming against you from Edon, from the other side of the Sea. It is already in Hazazon Tamar' (that is En Gedi." Underline that phrase "a vast army is coming against you." Three armies had combined to come against the people of God and King Jehoshaphat, and they felt completely overwhelmed and outnumbered, and they found out the army was already in the valley where they would have to go out and meet them for the battle so they felt completely overwhelmed. I call it the valley of overwhelmed, and maybe today you're in the valley of overwhelmed.