Aug 23, 2021

As we continue to seek the face of God, it’s important to know that God is attracted to brokenness, innocence, thirst, hunger, and weakness.

Read: 2 kings 18 and 19

2 Kings 18:11 Then the king of Assyria carried Israel away captive to Assyria and put them in Halah and by the Habor, the River of Gozan, and in the cities of the Medes,

The arrogant commander started making boastful shouts trying to scare the children of the tribe of Judah into surrender to him.

2 Kings 19:1 When King Hezekiah heard this, he tore his clothes and put on sackcloth and went into the temple of the LORD.

Hezekiah was one of the great kings of Judah who walked upright before God. He greatly feared God and was mightly used by Him.

When he heard the boast of the commander, he chose to keep quiet and place everything before God in surrender.

2 Kings 19:2 He sent Eliakim the palace administrator, Shebna the secretary and the leading priests, all wearing sackcloth, to the prophet Isaiah son of Amoz.

He instead asked Isaiah to lift a prayer for the remnant. Though he had won so many battles before, he never turned to his army or commanders. He lifted his eyes to the Father.

2 Kings 19:6 Isaiah said to them, “Tell your master, ‘This is what the LORD says: Do not be afraid of what you have heard

2 Kings 19:8-10 When the field commander heard that the king of Assyria had left, he withdrew and sent messengers to Hezekiah with this word: “Say to Hezekiah king of Judah: Do not let the god you depend on deceive you when he says, ‘Jerusalem will not be given into the hands of the king of Assyria.’

Surely you have heard what the kings of Assyria have done to all the countries, destroying them completely. And will you be delivered? Did the gods of the nations that were destroyed by my predecessors deliver them? Where is the king of Hamath or the king of Arpad? Where are the kings of Lair, Sepharvaim, Hena, and Ivvah?”

Hezekiah received the letter from the messengers and read it. Then he went up to the temple of the LORD and spread it out before the LORD. And Hezekiah prayed to the LORD: “LORD, the God of Israel, enthroned between the cherubim, you alone are God over all the kingdoms of the earth. You have made heaven and earth. Give ear, LORD, and hear; open your eyes, LORD, and see; listen to the words Sennacherib has sent to ridicule the living God.

Hezekiah had the option of picking up weapons and confronting the Assyrian army in conventional warfare but he chose to go into the presence of God and lay it all before Him in surrender, asking for strength.

You need to acknowledge that you are weak and don’t have your own strength and power. You need help from above.

You may seem to have the power, authority, wisdom, and weapons to confront your enemies but turning to the Lord is always the best option.

Psalms 127:1 Unless the LORD builds the house, the builders labor in vain. Unless the LORD watches over the city, the guards stand watch in vain.

It’s the position that Hezekiah took that opened the heavens over the nation.

God will never despise a broken heart. Psalms 51:17

Psalms 51:17 My sacrifice, O God, is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart you, God, will not despise.

Every time you take a position of weakness and brokenness with your heart fully leaning on His grace and mercy, you will always draw help from heaven in every
situation. No matter what it is.

Isaiah 60:19 The sun will no more be your light by day, nor will the brightness of the moon shine on you, for the LORD will be your everlasting light, and your God will be your glory.

You will not draw help from yourself.

Isaiah 60:21-22 …A little one shall become a thousand, And a small one a strong nation. I, the LORD, will hasten it in its time.”

The Lord will fight for you in your business, workplace, marriage, career, relationship, ministry, and church. He has risen on your behalf.

When you admit your weaknesses and inabilities and surrender it all to Him, He will make you like David.

In that day the LORD will defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem; the one who is feeble among them in that day shall be like David, and the house of David shall be like God, like the Angel of the LORD before them….Zech 12:8

May your defense and security rise exponentially as you continue seeking Him with complete brokenness and total surrender.