Look with me a 2nd Chronicles 20:22-23, “As they began to sing and praise, the LORD set ambushes against the men of Ammon and Moab and Mount Seir who were invading Judah, and they were defeated. The men of Ammon and Moab rose up against the men from Mount Seir to destroy and annihilate them. After they finished slaughtering the men from Seir, they helped to destroy one another.”
Can you see what was happening? Praise confused the enemy!
First the Moabites and the Ammonites turned on the Menuites and killed them. Then the Moabites and the Ammonites turned on each other. The enemy became confused when God’s people began to praise!
Judah’s circumstances looked bleak, but Judah praised God nonetheless. Why? Because God had given them His word and His word could and still can be trusted!
The Moabites, Ammonites and the Menuites expected God’s people to pout, give up and surrender. However, when God’s people refused to yield, that brought about confusion in the camp of the enemy! Guess what? Our enemy … the devil … gets just as confused today when we praise God in spite of life’s circumstances! Today, if your situations are eating your lunch, praise God and bring confusion to the devil! He deserves it!
The devil looks forward to us pouting, giving up and surrendering when life’s winds begin to blow, but I say, that we do not give the devil that satisfaction! In these days, when life throws something heavy at us, instead of whining, complaining, moaning, griping and groaning, let us all ramp up our praise and get out in front!
A confused devil is a weaker devil!