“Then Hezekiah turned his face toward the wall, and prayed to the Lord” (Isaiah 38:2).
The Scripture says, “Hezekiah turned his face toward the wall.” Further, Hezekiah, who turned his face toward the wall, looked up to God also and began to pray with tears.
David says, “Some trust in chariots, and some in horses; but we will remember the name of the Lord our God” (Psalm 20:7).
The side to which you have turned reveals on whom you have placed your faith. Some people fix their faces towards themselves. They rely upon their self-knowledge and think that they can achieve anything with their talent, knowledge, strength and money.
Some people look up to their children and community. Some look up to those who come forward to help during the prevailing situations. Some people rely upon their beauty and some on their skills.
But, King Hezekiah did not turn towards any of these sides and turned towards the wall. Further, he began to pray “I have not placed my belief on anything else. I am looking at you alone.”
Dear children of God, have you ever turned towards the wall? Stand beside a wall and look at it. You will not be able to see anything else. Only the wall will be in your view. Similar to this, let God alone be there in yours.
King Hezekiah was sick and was nearing death, but even in that situation, he did not look up to the doctors or any other helpers but turned only towards the wall. He prayed to God with tears, and he received the answer immediately. God not only healed his sickness, but He also added fifteen years to his lifespan.
King David says, “I will lift up my eyes to the hills, from whence comes my help? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth” (Psalm 121:1, 2).
Isaiah says, “They shall be turned back, they shall be greatly ashamed, who trust in carved images, who say to the moulded images, you are our gods” (Isaiah 42:17). Dear children of God do not look at your self-strength. Do not look at your community Do not look at the situations. Turn towards the wall, look up to God and pray.
To meditate: “Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion, which cannot be moved, but abides forever” (Psalm 125:1).