And Hezekiah received the letter of the hand of the messengers, and read it: and Hezekiah went up into the house of the LORD, and spread it before the LORD. (2 Kings 19:14)
When we are surrounded by afflictions, we are prone to look for a carnal remedy; a way to escape the pain and hurt by some means of the flesh or by the power of man. We too often must first exhaust all these earthly means before we take them to the throne of Grace for help (Hebrews 4:16).
Therefore set thy heart, believer, to take all your sorrows, all your troubles, all your pains, all your fears and lay them all before the throne of God. Do you not know that the voice of God’s saints is sweet in the ears of our Savior (Song of Solomon 2:14)? Take all the letters of the enemy, all the complaints, and fears of our corrupt fleshly nature, all the oppositions of wicked men and spread them out before the LORD.
And all who wait on the LORD shall see His salvation (Proverbs 20:22). All who wait on Him in faith shall be strengthened in their heart by the power of His might (Psalms 27:14). Believer, set all thy cares upon Christ who cares for you. Wait on Him and be of good courage, for He shall defend and save thee, not for thy merit, but for Christ’s sake (2 Kings 19:34). He will save us for Jesus’ sake, and none of His saints shall be lost. None of His children shall ever perish, and no one shall ever pluck us from His hand (John 6:37-40; John 10:27-30).
O child of God, why do you wait to call on thy God? Why will you forfeit so many blessings and mercies and trust in the arm of your flesh that constantly fails you? Come now, and cast all your cares on Him and He will give you what is appointed to Zion — beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of prayer for the spirit of heaviness” (Isaiah 61:3).