It’s time to face the wall
He has heard your prayers and seen your tears. He understands the magnitude of your situation but it’s time to face the wall.
Isaiah 38:1-5 NLT
‘About that time Hezekiah became deathly ill, and the prophet Isaiah son of Amoz went to visit him. He gave the king this message: “This is what the Lord says: ‘Set your affairs in order, for you are going to die. You will not recover from this illness.’” When Hezekiah heard this, he turned his face to the wall and prayed to the Lord, “Remember, O Lord, how I have always been faithful to you and have served you single-mindedly, always doing what pleases you.” Then he broke down and wept bitterly. Then this message came to Isaiah from the Lord: “Go back to Hezekiah and tell him, ‘This is what the Lord, the God of your ancestor David, says: I have heard your prayer and seen your tears. I will add fifteen years to your life, and I will rescue you and this city from the king of Assyria. Yes, I will defend this city.’
There was something significant about Hezekiah facing the wall the moment he heard the unsettling news. His immediate humble response moved God to restore his health. In hearing Hezekiah’s prayer, God not only added fifteen years to his life but saved his whole city.
By ‘facing the wall’ in our own lives we are creating a posture of humility and desperation. We block out all distractions that our physical eyes can see and enter into our own space with Him. Some may call it ‘entering our prayer closet’ or ‘secret place’.
God is calling us to take our positions facing the wall for our children’s faith, that friend with a cancer diagnosis, our spouse’s work for the Lord, personal provision, the drought stricken land and the salvation of our city.
So don’t despair if there has been a deathly diagnosis spoken over your life or you find yourself in a crisis in a particular area. Just turn toward the wall in the spirit and see these situations recover.