This morning I woke up with 2 Chronicles 16:9. Then I looked at verse 8. The Lord is reminding them that in another situation of adversity they relied on Him, but this time they didn’t.
2 Chronicles 14:9 says that they faced an army of a million men. Asa had 380,000. Verse 11 says, “And Asa cried out to the Lord his God and said, Lord it is nothing for You to help, whether with many or with those who had no power; help us, O Lord our God, for we rest on You and in Your name we go against this multitude. O Lord, You are our God’ do not let man prevail against You.”
In this present situation Asa made a treaty with Syria. He opened himself to wars.
These two accounts reminded me again how each situation requires fresh trust. Each one of our trials has its own deliverance, trust, grace, and wisdom. We are never to rely on His past ways because He is Ever Present. He wants to show Himself strong, or reveal Himself to us in a new way in this present situation. We can ask: what do You want to be for me right now? He delights to give us a fresh revelation of Himself.