Can God Be Trusted?
Today’s Scripture: Isaiah 36-39
You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance. – Psalm 32:7
As I’ve talked with people and listened to their prayers, many of them are concerned with seemingly impossible situations: long-term unemployment, terminal illnesses, rebellious and estranged children.
These are real issues in today’s world. The international scene is filled with chaos, hate, and mistrust. There seems to be no power on earth that can turn things around to bring peace and tranquillity. It all seems overwhelming. And it is, except for God.
In Isaiah 36, we find that King Sennacherib of Assyria had captured all the fortified cities of Judah and then laid siege to Jerusalem. He sent his field commander to call for King Hezekiah’s surrender because, humanly speaking, there was no way Hezekiah and his people could survive.
Notice Hezekiah’s reaction in 37:1,20: “He tore his clothes and put on sackcloth and went into the temple of the Lord…and Hezekiah prayed, ‘Now, O Lord our God, deliver us from his hand, so that all kingdoms on earth may know that you alone, O Lord, are God.’” God answered Hezekiah’s prayer in a miraculous way.
Can God be trusted? Listen to Hebrews 13:5 from the Amplified Bible: “For He (God) Himself has said, I will not in any way fail you nor give you up nor leave you without support. [I will] not, [I will] not, [I will] not in any degree leave you helpless, nor forsake nor let [you] down.’”
Lord, nothing is too hard for Thee. Amen.
When life gets overwhelming, I always have the choice to go before God in prayer and cast myself on His mercy and strength.