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Turn Your Face Away From Men

 Turn Your Face Away From Men


Then he turned his face to the wall, and prayed unto the LORD, saying, I beseech thee, O LORD, remember now how I have walked before thee in truth and with a perfect heart, and have done that which is good in thy sight. And Hezekiah wept sore

(2 Kings 20:2-3).



Our opening scripture shows us what King Hezekiah did when he was in a fix; he had just received a death sentence from God through the Prophet Isaiah.  But rather than giving up, He turned his face to the wall in prayer unto the Lord. In other words he turned away from men and turned to God, and God heard him.



As a child of God, there’re times you may find yourself confronted with a difficult situation. For example, you were served eviction notice, and now you need a new accommodation urgently. Or maybe you’ve been out of job and have been in desperate search for one to no avail. You’ve wailed, lamented, complained, and solicited help from everyone you knew; particularly those you thought could help, and yet nothing changed. It’s time you turned your face away from men! Stop talking to men about the situation. You already told “everybody” and they couldn’t do anything about it. So stop talking to them. Instead turn to the Lord in prayer.



God alone has the ability to supply all that you need according to His riches in glory (Philippians 4:19).  1 Peter 5:7 says Casting the whole of your care [all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares for you affectionately {and} cares about you watchfully.” In Psalm 50:15, He said, “call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.”The Lord is your “very present” help in times of need (Psalm 46:1); so if you find yourself in a dire situation, all you need do is call on Him. He’s ever willing and delighted to hear your voice and answer your prayers:“For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers…” (1 Peter 3:12).



The result of Hezekiah’s intense prayer was that not only did God reverse his death sentence; He added fifteen more years to his life (2Kings 20:6). God is no respecter of persons. If He did it for Hezekiah, He’ll do it for you too, if only you’ll quit seeing men as your source of help and turn to Him in full assurance of faith. Say like the Psalmist “I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.”






Heavenly Father,

I thank you for being my source and my very present help in times of need! I rejoice and take courage in your Word for you’re the lifter of my head and my sufficiency! Your presence in me and with me has brought immense peace, joy and assurance to my heart to boldly declare that all of my needs are met according to your riches

in glory by Christ Jesus. Amen.





James 5:16; Isaiah 31:1





1 Year Bible reading plan: Romans 1:1-17 Psalm 32-34

2 Year Bible reading plan:  Luke 11:14-26; Joshua 23

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