II Chronicles 16:12,13
Looking for help in all the wrong places
Some people say that it is bad to be in need of help and to a certain degree they are right because no one likes the feeling of being inadequate. However I believe there is something that is a lot worse than being in need of help and that is being in need of help and looking for that help in all the wrong places.
These verses of scripture shares with us the tragic death of a man named Asa. It is believed that Asa had developed a severe case of gout in his feet.
According to the latter part of verse 12 his disease was exceeding great: yet in his disease he sought not to the Lord”. The word YET gives us insight into the mindset of Asa. The disease was great or it was in the latter stages that would usher in death. He watched his condition as it got progressively worse; day by day the pain got worse. Like Asa some people stand by and watch as their condition gets progressively worse! Their homes are getting worse! Their sickness is getting worse! Their finances are getting worse! Their minds are getting worse! Yet they have not sought the Lord for help!
The scripture infers that Asa died not because of his condition but he died because he sought help from the physicians instead of God. In other words he died because he looked for it in the wrong place!!!!! Many people are experiencing death in their personal lives because they looked for help in all the wrong places. Their dreams have died! Their relationships with loved ones have died! Their finances are on life support! There was nothing wrong with seeking the physicians but Asa’s problem was too big for the doctors but it was just right for God! Some time our problems are too big for us and the people that we have placed our trust in, but they are no match for the power of GOD. This is the reason when the need for help arises we need to look to the Lord. David understood this when he penned the words to the 1st and 2nd verse of the 121st Psalm wherein he said, “I will lift up mine eyes to the hills from which cometh my help.” MY HELP cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth!