Oops, I somehow skipped 2 Kings 19-25. I will pick up 1 Chronicles in 2 weeks.
PLEASE READ THIS FIRST: 2 Kings 19-20
What do you sense the Lord saying to you in this passage?
“Hezekiah spread the letter out before the Lord.” (2 Kings 19:14)
I like this idea of Hezekiah spreading the message before the Lord.
We can do this with a layoff notice, a report card, a court summons, a news story.
We can also do this with anything we want to talk with Him about.
It reminds me of the Lord’s prayer, with its very specific petitions.
In every situation, present your requests to God (Philippians 4:6)
In this story, God intervenes – God makes a way where there seems to be no way.
There are no guarantees that God will answer our prayer the way we need or want him to.
But there is this confidence that God will answer our prayer in the best way possible.
And don’t rule out that He will give the miracle that we need and desire.
I know for myself I often ask, yet doubt at the same time that his answer will be what I ask.
Its as if I am preparing myself for God’s ‘better’ answer, which is the harder one.
I know of no way of praying that will get me what I want.
But I have found God’s peace in my heart when I pray openly and honestly (Philippians 4:7).
Somehow, someway, when we pray like this, the Lord will work through your prayer!
Lord, help me to pray simply, honestly, eagerly, like Hezekiah. Hear my prayer, Lord.