“Alarmed, Jehoshaphat resolved to inquire of the Lord, and he proclaimed a fast for all Judah.” 2 Chronicles 20.3
King Jehoshaphat was afraid because he was far from God. It was only when things took a turn to the worse that he remembered the Faithful God. And Jehoshaphat, together with all the people, sought the Most High and fasted. How God has been Merciful to all of us as well, even through our shortcomings.