God loves a humble heart. When we approach Him realizing we are nothing without Him, that we are not strong and mighty and fabulous but instead weak and helpless and foolish, our hearts are ready to truly surrender to Him and allow Him to work in our lives. And remember, God is always good and trustworthy, so surrendering to Him is a safe and wise thing to do!
“‘If I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or if I command the locust to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among My people, and My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray, and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.'” ~ 2 Chronicles 7:13-14
This passage is most likely familiar to you. It is oft-quoted for America. But what if? What if God’s people truly did humble ourselves and pray and seek His face and turn from our wicked ways? Oh, what amazing things God would do!
“Then Asa called to the LORD his God, and said, ‘LORD, there is no one besides Thee to help in the battle between the powerful and those who have no strength; so help us, O LORD our God, for we trust in Thee, and in Thy name have come against this multitude. O LORD, Thou art our God; let not man prevail against Thee.'” ~ 2 Chronicles 14:11
I love this prayer! Asa was King of Judah, facing an army of one million men. And he turned to “the LORD his God” for help. He humbly recognized his need for God’s strength and deliverance. There was no human way that his army of 580,000 men would be able to win this battle.
God heard Asa from heaven and came to his defense. “So the LORD routed the Ethiopians before Asa and before Judah, and the Ethiopians fled.” ~ 2 Chronicles 14:12
Why do we worry and fret, seeking help from people and things around us? With humble hearts, we should call to the LORD our God for help! 🙂
“Our soul waiteth for the LORD: he [is] our help and our shield.” ~ Psalm 33:20 (KJV)
“Our help [is] in the name of the LORD, who made heaven and earth.” ~ Psalm 124:8 (KJV)