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And Hezekiah received the letter of the hand of the messagers and read it and Hezekiah went up into the house of the Lord and spread it before the Lord. Ane Hezekiah prayed before the Lord and said, O Lord, God of Israel, which dwellest between the Cherubims, thou art God, even thou alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth; thou hast made heaven and earth.
Lord, bow down thine ear and hear, open, Lord, thines eyes and see and hear the words of Sennacherib, which hath sent him to reproach the living God.
Of a truth, Lord the kings of Assyria have destroyed the nations and their lands. And have cast their gods into the fire, for they were no gods, but the work of men’s hands, wood and stone, therefore they have destroyed them.
Now therefore, O Lord our God, I beseech thee, save thou us out of his hand, that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that thou art the Lord God, even thou only.
Then Isaiah the son of Amoz sent to Hezekiah, saying, thus saith the Lord God of Israel, That which thou hast prayed to me against Sennacherib king of Assyria I have heard – 2 Kings 19 : 14 – 20.
This was a situation that Hezekiah could not handle, a situation he has to lay all his trust in God, a situation where he sees himself to be powerless no matter what he has been told, a situation where only God can do what no man can do, a situation where he remembered what God has done before and God can still do it again, a situation where he was pushed to the wall, a situation where he has to focus on God and not how great was the problem, a situation where he has to speak for himself to God directly.
Look at what Hezekiah did. When he received the letter instead of him to run to the prophet Isaiah who was at his reach anytime, any moment, he has to take the bull by the horn by going straight to God himself and speak to Him all by himself because who wear his shoes knows where he feels the pain.
What report have you received? What words have been spoken against you? What doctor’s report have you received? Have you gotten a report from the bank that they are taking back your house because you have been unable to pay? Have you gotten a report that your marriage is shaken? Is it about your job? Is it about your studies? What report is it that has been giving you sleepless nights? Is it a report that you have committed the greatest sin that no one else has committed?
Brethren, rise up from your fear and shake off that garment of fear and take it to The Creator Himself so that He can send the wind of freedom to your direction that will make you to be free forever.
No matter how great the problem might be, if you can just take a step of faith and take it to God in prayer, He will surely answer you.
PRAYER : Heavenly and everlasting King, I give You all the glory for Your great mercy upon our lives. Give us the grace to depend on You alone and focus on You and not on our problems so that at the end, Your name will be glorified for ever and ever in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.