Friday, July 30, 2021

2 Kings 19:14 Devotion by Stephen Taylor

2 Kings 19:14

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.


Where do we go when we get bad news? Do we turn to things of this world or the One who created it? Hezekiah just received some disturbing news, and where does he go? He goes straight to the Lord and lays it at His feet!


There is so much freedom found in laying everything before the Lord. He knows us better than we know ourselves, and when we take everything to Him, it shows that we trust Him and Who He is! One of the prayers that are nearest to my heart is Jesus’ prayer in the garden, “Not my will, but your will be done.” This morning, I realized one of the reasons why I love that prayer so much is because I trust Him more than I trust myself! I believe Him more than I believe myself! He has never lied to me, but I have lied to myself. He has never hurt me, but I have hurt myself. He has never forsaken me, but I have forsaken myself. He is everything that I could never be on my own and everything I have ever wanted and needed!


What other King welcomes His enemies in and calls them family? Who else but our God can save? So, what’s going on in your life that you're not laying before the Lord? That weight you’re carrying, that burden you’re bearing, that monkey on your back that won’t let go, will all fade away if you just lay your life, your will, and your heart down at the foot of the cross. This is not just a one-time thing but a daily dying to self and laying yourself bare before Him! No one loves you the way the Lord does, so you can trust and believe that whatever you lay down before Him will come back to you in better shape than it left!


Psalm 1:1-3 - Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the LORD, and who meditates on his law day and night. That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither - - whatever they do prospers.


God bless! I love you all! Glory, Honor, and Praise now and forever to Papa God, Jesus Christ the Risen King, and the Holy Spirit!




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