When Trouble Closes In On You Before The Lord
ISAIAH 37:14-21, 36
A preacher told the story about a man who wanted to be sure he ended it all. Carrying a robe and a gun the man crawled out on a branch over a deep river. He tied one end of the robe around the branch and the other around his neck.
At the instant he jumped off the branch, he planned to shoot himself in the head. He figured that if the bullet didn't work, the robe would. If the rope broke, he would drown. The man had sort of a triple back-up system.
Well Hezekiah faced a triple threat. Not only was Hezekiah faced with losing his life work as king but he was also in danger of getting himself and a lot of other people killed by enemy soldiers.
Then he found out that if the soldiers didn't get him, he would die of a terrible disease. Trouble was closing in on Hezekiah.
He didn't want to die he wanted to live.
My subject for this morning is "When Trouble Closes in on you."
I think you will agree with me that we are living in a troubled world. Just look at the killing at Virginia Tech! Why is it that even though we are saved, there are times in our lives when trouble invades our hearts also.
But friend let us not forget that even those that do not profess to believe in God can be passing through a time of trouble.
Friend I want to help you to face your trouble and help you to be victorious in the midst of it. In Isaiah chapter 37 we read that Hezekiah was passing through a time of great trouble.
He faced a tremendous threat and it made it day view in the form of a letter. Isaiah 37:14
And Hezekiah received the letter from the hand of the messengers, and read it; and Hezekiah went up to the house of the Lord, and spread it before the Lord.
Our lesson tells us what he did when it came and how he faced this great trouble.
I. HOW TROUBLES COMES UPON US
Let me use certain words that tell us how trouble comes upon us. Look closely at this and y ...
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