Today’s devotional passage is 2 Kings 19:6, This is what the LORD says: Do not be afraid of what you have heard..."
In 2 Kings a wicked King Sennacherib, spreads an intimating report about all the evil he is going to bring against the children of Israel and how their God can do nothing to stop him. The bad report begins to gain momentum robbing all hope and faith and replacing it with feelings of helplessness and despair. In 2 Kings, God speaks through Isaiah the prophet and tells King Hezekiah, “This is what the LORD says: Do not be afraid of what you have heard..."
When Hezekiah heard the bad report, he did what God wants us to do—to be still and pray in faith knowing God is for you and working through your prayers! When King Hezekiah did that, he heard from the Spirit of God and even though a whole army was closing in on them and it appeared to be the beginning of the end for them, God spoke these words: “Do not be afraid of what you have heard…” God supernaturally intervened.
Bad news is like a toxin that overwhelms our soul and then tries to strip us of our joy. Seeping into our hearts, it leaves us wondering what will happen to us, and sometimes stirs doubt for how God will help us through whatever circumstance we are facing. But Scripture testifies that nothing is impossible for the Lord [Genesis 18:14]. God says, “I am the LORD, the God of all flesh. Is anything too hard for Me?” [Jeremiah 32:27]. There is nothing God cannot do, and He is surpassingly good. Therefore, do not fear. Bring your big requests to Him. He cares deeply for you! God can be trusted. Even when bad news comes.
Much love and care,
Greece Assembly of God
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