Sixth in the series “Hopeful Despair”

2 Kings 19:8-19

Main Point:  When dealing with difficult circumstances, we can still communicate both gratefully and honestly with God.

  • God deserves for us to give absolute respect [15-16a, 19b]
    • Isaiah 6:1-4
    • Isaiah 37:16-20
  • God desires for us to keep it real [16b-19a]
    • Psalm 46:4-7
  • Application questions:
    • In your prayers do you take time to praise God for who He is and what He has done in the past?
    • Are you honest with God about the reality of your suffering, or do you try to downplay the situation?
    • What are the idols that you tend to turn to successfully navigate the world system?