03 May 2018

Your problem is God's problem

"Therefore this is what the LORD says concerning the king of Assyria: "He will not enter this city or shoot an arrow here. He will not come before it with shield or build a siege ramp against it. By the way that he came he will return; he will not enter this city, declares the LORD." (2 Kings 19:32- 33)

The verse above was God’s response to the threats of Sennacherib, king of Assyria, to the Israelites. God makes the reason behind His protection clear in the next verse: "I will defend this city and save it, for my sake and for the sake of David my servant." (vs 34)

When God blesses a person, it is not only because this person demonstrated an attitude of faith, but He also blesses the person to defend His Glory. The problem that Israel was facing at that moment was Sennacherib and his threats, and the moment King Hezekiah presented this problem to God, it became God's problem.

Your problem is God's problem Dear reader, God can only work when we use our faith.  Your faith moves God to action. He waits for someone, like King Hezekiah, to display their trust and faith in Him and this enables God to answer them. Their problems become His problems! When we participate in campaigns, chains of prayers or other movements of faith we are telling God: Lord, I trust you with this problem. I will use my faith and I believe that my problem is now YOUR problem. When we do this, how can our problems remain standing?

"What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare His own Son, but gave Him up for us all—how will He not also, along with Him, graciously give us all things?" (Romans 8:31-32)

When we have God on our side, we fear nothing and no one. No situation is too difficult for our Lord, no problem so big that we cannot defeat it.

Sennacherib (your problem) might have a big army, he might even have defeated hundreds of other kings, but he can never defeat those under God's protection.

"Who is it you have insulted and blasphemed? Against whom have you raised your voice and lifted your eyes in pride? Against the Holy One of Israel!" (2 Kings 19:22)

If God does not help us or ‘defend this city’, His honour is at stake. Have you put your problem into God's hands yet?

God bless you.

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