“And in the time of his distress did he trespass yet more against the Lord: this is king Ahaz.” 2 Chronicles v22
In a time when Ahaz already had chosen not to follow God’s ways in his leadership as king. In the events of his life he chose to do as other kings and sacrifice to other God’s. “they were the ruin of him, and of all Israel.”
To some seeking refuge with the Lord is viewed wrong or week. In the Lords eyes and to many others the stronger individual turns to the Lord and seeks to follow him in his ways. This is the greatest defense.
Lord, help us to follow you, even in the times of distress when we feel the need to fix things as others seem to have working for them. Let us put our faith and trust in you. Amen.