What to Do When You Don’t Know What to Do

by Roby Ellis          SPANISH/ESPAÑOL


A. When Judah’s neighbors formed an alliance against her, the king acknowledged that he didn’t know what to do (2 Chronicles 20:6-12).

B. Most of us can sympathize with King Jehoshaphat, having found ourselves in situations where we didn’t know what to do.

C. So what do you do when you don’t know what to do?

I. Jehoshaphat is not the only one ever to find himself in this situation.

A. What was Joseph to do in slavery (Genesis 37-40)?

B. What was Moses to do at the Red Sea (Exodus 14)?

C. What was David to do in the cave (1 Samuel 22-23)?

D. What was Hezekiah to do in Jerusalem (2 Kings 18-19)?

II. When you don’t know what to do, God does!

A. God made Joseph a “father to Pharaoh” (Genesis 45:8).

B. God made the people believe Moses (Exodus 14:31).

C. God made David a prosperous ruler.

D. God slew 185,000 Assyrian soldiers (2 Kings 19:35).

III. Jehoshaphat did the right thing when he didn’t know what to do.

A. He assembled the people of Judah (2 Chronicles 20:3-4).

B. He prayed for assistance (vss. 5-12).

C. He waited for the Lord’s response (vss. 13-17).

D. He trusted God and saw His salvation (vss. 18-25).


A. In times of greatest distress, sorrow, and fear, we can see God’s power and benevolence greater than at any other time.

B. When the time comes that you find yourself powerless and just don’t know what to do, don’t let the noise of the battle overthrow you, but put your eyes on the Lord; He is still able to deliver you!

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