In the wilderness of Tekoa………


Some circumstances in life can be likened to a wilderness. Literally, wilderness means an uncultivated or neglected area but, in this context, it can be referred to as a position of disfavor. 


All around you, there seems to be no way. People you trusted shattered your trust. All efforts to forge ahead in life proved abortive.


Maybe you have prayed down heaven to move the mountain before you, yet, as you wake up every day it stares at you, saying ‘I am insurmountable’.


The book of 2 Chronicles chapter 20 gives an account of a similar situation in the wilderness of Tekoa. The children of Moab, Ammon, and Mount Seir stirred up a battle against Jehoshaphat and the people of Judah. As we all know, they prevailed.

How did they prevail?


Jehoshaphat the king of Judah sought the face of God on behalf of his people. That reminds me of the chorus of a hymn 

'O how praying rests the weary! Prayer will change the night to day; so, when life seems dark and dreary, don’t forget to pray'.


Faith in God

They had confidence in God. Faith is the substance of things hoped for. The evidence of things not seen. When all hope seems lost, believe in the Lord he will establish you. 



A mighty weapon of war unknown to many is Praise/Worship/Songs. In the wilderness of Tekoa, they appointed singers to praise the beauty of God's holiness. Even the king himself worshipped God. As a result of that, God sent an ambush into the camp of their enemies.


I don’t know what you are passing through presently but there is a God in heaven who inhabits the praise of his people.

Perhaps you have prayed, prayed, and prayed. You have searched your heart and life for loopholes as a result of sin and there is none (if there is, repent and turn away).

Why not try praise, worship God in spirit and in truth? He will intervene and give you victory.