Cross City Church
August 11, 2019 | Desperate Prayer
God often does his most powerful work when stop relying on our own strength. Hear from Pastor John Meador's heart about how moments of desperation lead to triumph.
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2 Kings 20:1-7
In those days Hezekiah became mortally ill. And Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz came to him and said to him, “Thus says the Lord, ‘Set your house in order, for you shall die and not live.’” Then he turned his face to the wall and prayed to the Lord, saying, “Remember now, O Lord, I beseech You, how I have walked before You in truth and with a whole heart and have done what is good in Your sight.” And Hezekiah wept bitterly. Before Isaiah had gone out of the middle court, the word of the Lord came to him, saying, “Return and say to Hezekiah the leader of My people, ‘Thus says the Lord, the God of your father David, “I have heard your prayer, I have seen your tears; behold, I will heal you. On the third day you shall go up to the house of the Lord. I will add fifteen years to your life, and I will deliver you and this city from the hand of the king of Assyria; and I will defend this city for My own sake and for My servant David’s sake.”’” Then Isaiah said, “Take a cake of figs.” And they took and laid it on the boil, and he recovered.
1. A Time to Turn
“Then he turned his face to the wall and prayed to the Lord.” v. 2
2. A Time to Evaluate
“I beseech You, how I have walked before You.” v. 3
Desperation leads us to evaluate our own lives.
Desperation leads us to remember God.
2 Chronicles 32:20-22
But King Hezekiah and Isaiah the prophet, the son of Amoz, prayed about this and cried out to heaven. And the Lord sent an angel who destroyed every mighty warrior, commander and officer in the camp of the king of Assyria. So he returned in shame to his own land. And when he had entered the temple of his god, some of his own children killed him there with the sword. So the Lord saved Hezekiah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem from the hand of Sennacherib the king of Assyria and from the hand of all others, and guided them on every side.
3. A Time to be Emptied
“And Hezekiah wept bitterly.” v. 3
Desperation moments are divinely orchestrated for us to depend on God.
Desperation leads to intervention…through intercession.
4. A Time to be Humble
2 Chronicles 32:25
But Hezekiah gave no return for the benefit he received, because his heart was proud; therefore wrath came on him and on Judah and Jerusalem.