I often return to 2 Chronicles 20:12 and this simple declaration to God: “We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on you.”
The statement comes from a place of confusion, powerlessness, and hopelessness, but at the very same time, it’s the clearest, most powerful, and most hopeful thing a person can ever say to God.
It’s clarity to say, “I don’t know what I’m doing.”
It’s clarity to say, “God you are my only hope.”
It’s clarity to say, “The one thing I know is to focus on you, God.”
If you know the story, God swoops in. The Spirit of the Lord says to King Jehoshaphat and all the fearful and discouraged people in the midst of looming attack. “For the battle is not yours, but God’s. . . You will not have to fight this battle. Take up your positions; stand firm and see the deliverance the Lord will give you, Judah and Jerusalem. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Go out to face them tomorrow, and the Lord will be with you.