THE HANDWRITING OF THE LORD
"And Hezekiah received the letter of the hand of the messengers, and read it: and Hezekiah went up into the house of the LORD, and spread it before the Lord." (2 Kings 19:14)
Did you know that God replies letters? God knows how to write too.
The king of Assyria wrote Hezekiah and his God a letter. When Hezekiah received the letter, he had the choice to ask questions. He could have asked,"Where was God when the Assyrians began insulting my God and me? Why did God let this happen? Where has God gone?" Many Christians, because of the problems they face that have made other people insult them and their God, have backslidden. Some have sold their souls to demons or have bowed to shrines all in a bid to seek solution to their problems. Many have joined cults, they repeat words, do funny things, and have wandered away.
If you have wandered away from God because of problems, come back to him today in the name of Jesus. The God we serve replies letters. He has handwriting and the final say.
What did King Hezekiah do? He took the letter to the house of God and spread it before Him. In other words, he reported the issue to God. In the midst of his trouble, Hezekiah remembered that other gods are not God. He cried, prayed, and talked to God. We do not know how long he spent praying. Sometimes, you cry and pray and it looks as if God is not hearing your prayers; He is drafting the reply.
One night, God replied the letter. He sent one angel with the reply. Just one! When the reply came, 145,000 people, all Hezekiah’s enemies died, and when the king of Assyria woke up, the men he depended on were all dead. When he saw that, he ran into his Juju house to consult. While he was there, two of his sons entered into the house and killed him. That was the reply of the Most High.
You must remember that your God is alive when people try to put you down. He will not put you to shame. Your reply is on its way.
You will spread your letter before God today. Open your mouth and talk to God. Let Him know that you have brought Him the letter. Ask him to reply the letter. Open your mouth in sincerity and tell him about that trouble. Place your letter in His hands now.
FURTHER READING: 2 King 19
WORDS OF WISDOM: Anybody who scorns, looks down on a believer looks down on God and you cannot mock God.