OVERVIEW: Hezekiah was overwhelmed and distressed by the threats from Assyria. But he went to God and cried out to him, and he received a favorable reply from the Lord.
BIG IDEA: Spend more time worshipping than worrying.
KEY VERSE: Isaiah 37:20 (Hezekiah’s prayer)
Now, O Lord our God, rescue us from his power; then all the kingdoms of the earth will know that you alone, O Lord, are God.
IF GOD WROTE YOU A LETTER
I recognize the challenges you face. I hear the threats you receive, and I’m aware of the cruel looks and thoughts that you don’t see. I know all that is going on, and I know you. And most importantly, I am with you today and always. You are never alone. You may feel like you are living solo, but I have never left your side. Today, I want you to spend more time worshipping than worrying.
Bring all anxiety to me. Gather your fears and drop them at my feet. Collect your worry and send it my way. In its place, sing songs of praise. Remind yourself who I am. Sing of my power and reflect on my strength. Remember that I am the creator and Lord of all and that you can trust me.
I want my followers to confront evil and to stand up for those who need support. I won’t remove you from challenging situations, but I want you to rest in the promise that you will never be alone. Step out in faith, for I am with you.
Every time you find yourself worrying or anxious, stop and pray. If you can step away from what you’re doing and reflect on a Bible verse like Philippians 4:6-7, do it. But if you’re in the middle of something, take a moment and cry out to God. Give your worry to God and ask him to help you to trust him. Choose to trust God more than you spend time worrying.