2 Kings 19

Today we are reading 2 Kings 19. In this chapter we read about the fear of Hezekiah and the encouragement he receives from the prophet Isaiah. “As soon as King Hezekiah heard it, he tore his clothes and covered himself with sackcloth and went into the house of the Lord. And he sent Eliakim, who was over the household, and Shebna the secretary, and the senior priests, covered with sackcloth, to the prophet Isaiah the son of Amoz. They said to him, “Thus says Hezekiah, This day is a day of distress, of rebuke, and of disgrace; children have come to the point of birth, and there is no strength to bring them forth. It may be that the Lord your God heard all the words of the Rabshakeh, whom his master the king of Assyria has sent to mock the living God, and will rebuke the words that the Lord your God has heard; therefore lift up your prayer for the remnant that is left.” When the servants of King Hezekiah came to Isaiah, Isaiah said to them, “Say to your master, ‘Thus says the Lord: Do not be afraid because of the words that you have heard, with which the servants of the king of Assyria have reviled me. Behold, I will put a spirit in him, so that he shall hear a rumor and return to his own land, and I will make him fall by the sword in his own land.'”” 2 Kings‬ ‭19:1-7‬ ‭ESV‬‬ Have you ever been frightened by the threats of someone else? How did you get past your fear? Hezekiah had Isaiah come and speak God’s word to him. God can and will do the same for you. In your moment of fear, call out to Him and search His word for peace. A contemporary Christian song says, “Earth has no sorrow that Heaven can’t heal.” God is bigger than your biggest problem. Pastor Tim

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