You Have To Turn

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I wonder how many people feel like they are stuck between a rock and a hard place. Every time it feels like Covid19 is beginning to subside, then we hear about the number of cases increasing. In the past year,  children were least likely to be infected but with the new Delta Variant, the number of cases of children being infected is rising;  with still a month away from approval of the vaccine for children under twelve. The news shows parents rebelling against schools making it mandatory for children to wear masks. Some are wondering, when will we wake up from this nightmare?  This is something King Hezekiah could relate to because the Assyrian army was attempting to siege Jerusalem. The people were concerned and were not sure if they were going to be killed by the enemy. The Lord takes care of the Assyrian army, then King Hezekiah becomes ill. The prophet Isaiah comes to him, and says “set your house in order, for you shall die”. He now feels like he’s between a rock and a hard place. This is what we see in 2 Kings 20:1-7.

Hezekiah receives this devastating information from the prophet Isaiah.  Let’s look at what he did, after receiving the news.  Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and began to pray to the Lord.  First, I want to deal with why did he turn his face to the wall? He turned because he was incapable of changing his situation and needed the Lord’s help. The wall was there to let him know, you have gone as far as you can. In essence, Hezekiah had reached his limit. However, the wall is not a limit for the Lord, and it moved him to pray to the only One that is able to remove the wall. 

Hezekiah proceeds to present his case to the Lord, by giving evidence on how he has lived his life. He reminded the Lord that he walked before Him in faithfulness with a whole heart and had done what was good in His sight. After pouring out his heart to the Lord, he wept bitterly. Before Isaiah could get out of the middle court, the Lord had him turn back and go to King Hezekiah to let him know the Lord was going to add fifteen years to his life. This all happened because Hezekiah was willing to turn.

What about you, are you willing to make the turn? Yes, you are caught between a rock and a hard place, but you don’t have to stay there. The only way to get out is to turn to the One that is able to bring you out. When you turn, pray to the Lord and share your whole heart. In doing this, you are putting your complete trust in Him and He will make a way out of no way! Continue to walk in your blessings.