He trusted in Adonai, the God of Israel. Indeed, none of all the kings of Judah after him was like him—and none before him. - 2 Kings 18:5
Everyone goes through hard times. Hard times can be job related, or medical, or financial or family. And during these times it is hard to imagine a way out. It might feel like your life is like a massive dust storm. You feel like you can’t see more than a couple of feet in front of you and when you do open your eyes it hurts to even look. Even though you might not know how to clear the air, there is one who does know. His Name is the God of Israel.
The best way to discover God’s Name is to meet Him. He wants you to experience His name not just recite it. When God’s people met with the God of Israel, Heb. Elohei Israel, it was in a moment when they needed Him to go above and beyond what they could ask or think. To experience the God of Israel was to experience wonders beyond what you can ask or think (Eph 3:20).
Israel was on hard times but there was one person, a King named Hezekiah, who trusted in the God of Israel. His encounter with the God of Israel shows us that God can clear the densest of dust storms. King Hezekiah blasted to pieces the idols dedicated to foreign gods, he renewed a love for God and His word and stabilized society. Israel went from being in agony to great alleviation. They went from hardship to ease, from pain to pleasure, from being confused to being confident. It says of Hezekiah, “So Adonai was with him. Wherever he went he prospered” (2 Kings 18:7).
Remember, these experiences with the name of God are not just soul shaping but life changing. If you will keep the Name of the God of Israel on your lips then you will experience the God of Israel who goes beyond your dreams. He will clear the dust storms, He will take the storms of life and clear the way before you. The things things that are boxing in you will come crashing down. And, like Hezekiah, you will prosper everywhere you go. You will experience the God of Israel doing the unexpected and unbelievable in your life.
May the God of Israel go before you today and do amazing wonder. May you encounter the power of the One who can clear the storms and turn situations around and exceed your expectations. May the God of Israel cause you to prosper wherever you go.
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Remember, these experiences with the name of God are not just soul shaping but life changing. If you will keep the Name of the God of Israel on your lips then you will experience the God of Israel who goes beyond your dreams. He will clear the dust storms, He will take the storms of life and clear the way before you. The things things that are boxing in you will come crashing down