The Bible tells us the true story about King Hezekiah who lived long ago. You can read about him in 2 Kings 19 in the Old Testament. King Hezekiah was a good man. He loved God, and tried to do God=s will. One day a wicked king came to make war against him. He had a very strong army. He said he would take everything that Hezekiah had, He wanted to take even God=s city, Jerusalem, and say it was his. Hezekiah trusted God, but the wicked king sent a letter to him and said, ADo not trust your God. Your God cannot save you. My big army has made war with many other nations. Their gods couldn=t save them. Your God cannot save you.@ But Hezekiah believed God and prayed something like this:
O LORD God of Israel . . . You are God, You alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth. You have made heaven and earth. Incline Your ear, O LORD, and hear; open Your eyes, O LORD, and see; and hear the words of Sennacherib (the enemy) . . . Now therefore, O LORD our God, I pray, save us from his hand, that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that You are the LORD God, You alone.
It looked bad for King Hezekiah, but Hezekiah would not look at the situation. Hezekiah was outnumbered by the Assyrian army, but Hezekiah would not look at armies. Trouble surrounded Hezekiah, but Hezekiah would not look at troubles. Hezekiah set His eyes to look to God Whom He knew was able to do anything.
When problems and difficulties surround you, what do you do? Do you worry and fear and cry? Learn a lesson from Hezekiah. Look to Almighty God. Pray to Him. He is able.
To find out what happened to King Hezekiah read 2 Kings 19:15-19, 35-36.
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