“And when King Hezekiah heard it, he tore his clothes, covered himself with sackcloth and entered the house of the LORD.” (37:1)
Hezekiah was an inventive guy. He built one of the world’s most mind boggling water tunnels. How did they start at opposite ends and successfully meet in the middle?? It’s amazing, and it created an advantage in this siege. But in these chapters, today, we see Hezekiah confronted with two deadly situations, and his first move isn’t to trust in himself.
“Then Hezekiah took the letter from the hand of the messengers and read it, and he went up to the house of the LORD and spread it out before the LORD.” (37:14)
This scene, as I imagine it, gets me every time. We have a God, we can approach honestly and humbly, about anything. He is Our Omniscient Creator. It’s a great reminder: I don’t need to down-play emotions or situations in my prayer life.
As Alexander Whyte says in his book, Lord Teach Us To Pray, “He knows what it is, and He’s waiting to hear what you’ll say about it.”
What is the “threatening letter” in your life today? Lay it all out. Only He can handle it. Only He can take out 185,000 menacing soldiers in one night. Only He can accomplish the impossible. All we can do is manage our water supply as we remain surrounded. We can survive and maybe buy time, He can move death out of our way.