The Good of Trouble–It Drives Us to Prayer

Author Robert G. Wilkerson


Trouble often comes to us in the form of sickness. One such incident is recorded in Isaiah 38:1-6. While his country was at war with Assyria, Hezekiah, the king of Israel, became seriously ill, and was at the point of death. The prophet Isaiah went to him and said, “This is what the Lord says: ‘Put your house in order, because you are going to die; you will not recover.’” Whether that message comes to us through a prophet or a doctor, it hits hard, sending us reeling.
What will we do? Most believers will turn to God and pray. An old adage says there are no atheists in a foxhole, and I believe it. Atheists are people without invisible means of support. We can be thankful as Christians that we have such means. God loves us and will support us.
God doesn’t promise us that we will not have…

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