When Faith Moves Mountains: The Lesson from Asa’s Prayer

2 Chronicles 14:11
And Asa cried unto the LORD his God, and said, LORD, it is nothing with thee to help, whether with many, or with them that have no power: help us, O LORD our God; for we rest on thee, and in thy name we go against this multitude. O LORD, thou art our God; let no man prevail against thee.

Faith transfers ownership of your problems! When faith is employed, all of a sudden what used to be yours now belongs to the Lord. Did you see this transition in our text? Asa was in a dilemma, as he was clearly outnumbered. However, when he closed his prayer by saying to the Lord, “…let no man prevail against thee.”, in essence he was saying, “Lord, they’re not fighting me, they’re fighting You! Don’t let them win!” It is only when we make that transition in our own hearts and minds that we truly activate the power of faith in our lives. 1 Sam 17:47b declares that the battle is the LORD’s! 1 Peter 5:7 says, “Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.” Jesus also said in Matthew 11:28 & 30, “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest….For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

The truth is, in order for God to really move in on our behalf, we must shift the weight of our burdens onto His shoulders. As long as we keep trying to bear the burden and fix it ourselves, He not only will not help, but He can’t, because whatsoever is not of faith is sin (Rom. 14:23b). To better illustrate, later on in today’s reading, found in 2 Chronicles 16:12b, it is said of Asa after he got a disease in his feet in his old age, “…yet in his disease he sought not to the LORD, but to the physicians.” God wants to be all-sufficient to us, but as long as we continue to seek every other alternative solution before seeking Him, we’ll never tap into the real, consistent, manifested, practical, penetrating power of God on a daily basis in our lives. Our attitude seems to say all too often, “Who needs God when I have _________!” Just fill in the blank!

God help us to always remember, and not only remember, but live our lives on this simple truth Jesus spoke in John 15:5b, “…for without me ye can do nothing.” God should always be our first resort, not our last! It is when He gets the preeminence in our lives that He gets maximum glory out of us. Let’s just trust the Lord, how about it?

~ Pastor Gary Caudill
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