You’re responsible for the welfare of others and things are not going right! It’s critical… there is a crisis… you don’t know what to do or where to turn! You’re scared to death about what will happen to your family, your business, or the organization you lead…
Or it may be a personal thing… You got a frightening report from the doctor, you’re in terrible danger, you just lost your job, she (or he) left you… you may be even staring death in the face. What should you do? What can you do?
Well, I’m not in your boots right now, but I think I’d do what King Hezekiah did in the Bible… (I just read it again this morning)
He prayed! If you’re a parent and concerned about what your family is facing… or the leader of an organization or business that is facing a crisis… Do this…
“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… and he prayed! … So now, O Lord our God save us, please so that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that You, O Lord, are God alone!” (2 Kings 19:14-19)
And God heard! He sent his prophet with a message that God would supernaturally protect and deliver His people!
But what if it’s personal… It’s you alone that is facing a crisis?
Again, King Hezekiah in that kind of situation prayed!
“In those days Hezekiah became sick and was at the point of death. And Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz came to him and said to him, ‘Thus says the LORD, set your house in order, for you shall die; you shall not recover.’ Then Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and prayed to the LORD… And Hezekiah wept bitterly. And before Isaiah had gone out of the middle court, the word of the LORD came to him: ‘Turn back, and say to Hezekiah the leader of my people, Thus says the LORD, the God of David your father: I have heard your prayer; I have seen your tears. Behold, I will heal you. On the third day you shall go up to the house of the LORD, and I will add fifteen years to your life. I will deliver you and this city out of the hand of the king of Assyria, and I will defend this city for my own sake and for my servant David’s sake.”
(2 Kings 20:1–6 ESV)
I don’t know what you may be facing personally … or your family may be facing … or the organization you lead may be facing… it may be terrifying, but I encourage you to pray! That’s right… pray!