Then I proclaimed a fast there at the river of Ahava, that we might humble ourselves before our God to seek from Him a safe journey for us, our little ones, and all our possessions. For I was ashamed to request from the king troops and horsemen to protect us from the enemy on the way, because we had said to the king, “The hand of our God is favorably disposed to all those who seek Him, but His power and His anger are against all those who forsake Him.” So we fasted and sought our God concerning this matter, and He listened to our entreaty.
Ezra 8:21-23 NASB
Then we journeyed from the river Ahava on the twelfth of the first month to go to Jerusalem; and the hand of our God was over us, and He delivered us from the hand of the enemy and the ambushes by the way.
Ezra 8:31 NASB
Is the God you trust in stronger than earthly troops and horsemen?
Ezra and the people with him made a bold statement to the king regarding their God.
“The hand of our God is favorably disposed to all those who seek Him, but His power and His anger are against all those who forsake Him.”
They backed those words up by seeking the Lord and His protection. And God in His faithfulness protected them.
How big is your God? Is He big enough to conquer your fears and worries? Do you trust Him enough that you are at peace in fearful situations? Do you seek His protection against the evil around you? Do you love Him with all your heart, soul, mind and strength? I hope that you know the mighty, powerful, BIG God who conquers sin and delivers His own. Are you His?
🌹 Seek the Lord and His strength. Seek His face continually.
Continually Seeking Him,