The Secret of Prevailing

Do you feel like you are facing something insurmountable? Do you face a problem so big, so overwhelming, that you don't see any way out?

No doubt that's exactly how King Asa felt. A seemingly insurmountable army assembled against his homeland.

But Asa cried out to God in prayer, “O Lord, there is none like you to help, between the mighty and the weak. Help us, O Lord our God, for we rely on you, and in your name we have come against this multitude. O Lord, you are our God; let not man prevail against you” (2 Chronicles 14:11).

Notice that Asa so closely identified with God that in order for his enemy to prevail against him, they would first have to prevail against God!

Asa was saying, in essence, "If you want me, you have to go through my God."

How did it turn out? "So the Lord defeated the Ethiopians before Asa and before Judah, and the Ethiopians fled" (14:12).

Whatever you are facing, no matter how bleak it looks, there is a message for us in the story of Asa. It's the secret of prevailing:

So closely identify everything you do with God that before anything can prevail against you it must first prevail against God.

Until we reach every man…