“Then Jehoahaz sought the Lord’s favor, and the Lord listened to him, for he saw how severely the king of Aram was oppressing Israel.” 2 Kings 13:4.
Verse chosen from today’s Bible reading; 2 Kings 13-14, 2 Chronicles 25, and 2 Timothy 3.
God knows what is going on. That is such a great comfort. I don’t have to get God up to speed on anything.
Often, I pray as if He is out in the yard when something happens in the house.
The unforgettable piece is that God’s people win in the end. There is a Hallmark ending! The troubles and disconnects of our lives will all vanish.
But in the meantime, we live and sometimes suffer in this world. Yet God is watching. Jehoahaz knew this and therefore “sought” God’s favor. Note that Jehoahaz did not “demand” it. There is a huge difference.
God could see that His people were being treated cruelly and agreed to put an end to it.
When things are going badly I can be thankful that God is aware of it. I must remember that all the details are beyond me, but God knows them.
Jesus asked His Father for another way and it didn’t happen. I can ask for things to stop, understanding that His Will is the final best choice.
“Lord Your Way is the best way. I ask You for the salvation of my relatives apart from You. They need You. Their salvation is beyond anything I can do. I need Your intervention in each life. Please, Father.”
Do you think you’re praying to no one? God is listening. Pray away!