THE WORD FOR TODAY
Isaiah 37-39 - Passage Lookup - New King James Version - BibleGateway.com
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Isaiah 37:14 “14 And Hezekiah received the letter from the hand of the messengers, and read it; and Hezekiah went up to the house of the LORD, and spread it before the LORD.”
I have good news and I have bad news…we have all heard that before. Doctors are gifted at giving us the good news bad news comparison. Mechanics are good with the good news bad news stuff. We have all received ‘BAD NEWS”.
Hezekiah received a letter that contained some “bad news”. He received a letter that threatened the well-being of God’s people. Powerful…”And Hezekiah received the letter from the hand of the messengers, and read it; and Hezekiah went up to the house of the LORD and spread it before the LORD.”
The “Bad News” of life has a way of getting to us. But for believers it should knock us to our knees. Consider Hezekiah. He went to the house of the LORD. Going to the LORD’S house is a great alternative to worry. It is important to get into the presence of God with our problem. And secondly he spread his problem out before the LORD.
I’m not sure about you but I can recall plenty of times when I didn’t go to the LORD’S house and I didn’t spread my problem out before the LORD. Too often the “bad news” is so overwhelming that we forget God. We rush to and fro in frantic motion but getting no where really fast. But you see GOD is in control…HE is sovereign…HE is all powerful and HE is able to do in us and through us and for us things that we never imagined.
Jesus teaches us to trust God with our problems when HE invites us to, “Come to me all you who are weary and heavy laden I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28 Are you weary? Are you heavy burdened? Has the “bad news” of life attacked you? Get into God’s presence and spread it out before HIM!!!
Father…greater are YOU in us that he that is in the world…Oh how we need YOU everyday of our life…we need YOUR great power in right now…In Jesus Name…AMEN!!!