Martin Luther walked into the hospital room of a man who was at the brink of death. Martin Luther turned his face from the man and walked over to the window and looked out.
He quoted all the Scriptures he could think of. Then he prayed boldly that God must hear him and answer him now if God ever wanted him to trust God again.
What do you think happened? God healed the man at the brink of death.
When Isaiah informed Hezekiah to put his house in order because God said Hezekiah would die. Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and reminded God that his heart was perfect toward him.
Before Isaiah even left the palace courtyard, God told Isaiah to go back to tell Hezekiah that God had heard his prayer and seen his tears and had granted fifteen more years to his life (Isaiah 38).
There are things that both Martin Luther and Hezekiah did that we should learn to do when we are in crisis.
What are they?
They turned their face away from the situation, so that all they could see was God. They had to get away from the apparent darkness and put their eyes on God.
They were alone with God in their thoughts. They reminded Him of what He had promised before they made their bold request. They had confidence that God would come through for them…and He did.
When we turn our face away from the situation, we aren’t looking at what is wrong any more. Instead we are focused on God.
If we put Him in remembrance of His Word, we are focusing on how big our God is in comparison to our seemly impossible situation.
Then as we speak the promises that God has given us, we fill ourselves up on the Word. When we do this, we are able to make a bold request of God and expect Him to answer.
We are to come boldly before His throne of grace to find grace and mercy in our time of need (Hebrews 4:16).
We don’t deserve it. We can’t earn it. God loves us enough to give us this right as a child of God. Expect a miracle today. Expect Him to come through for you.
– Annagail Lynes