Read 2 Kings 13 today.

This chapter includes the stories of the reigns of Jehoahaz and Jehoash as Kings of Israel (the northern tribes). The most significant events of their rule is the ongoing conflict with Aram.
We find a typical cycle of a person or group’s relationship with God in this chapter. The cycle is something like this: We are wandering on our own, unconcerned with God or the will of God. God permits (and sometimes initiates) a challenging circumstance to get our attention and draw us back to Him. We respond and call out to God for help. God provides the help we need. Our circumstance improves and we begin to prosper. We begin to feel more self reliant, and turn away from God. The cycle begins again.
If you were to look at your present situation, where in this cycle would you place yourself?
2 Kings 13:1-6 NLT
Jehoahaz son of Jehu began to rule over Israel in the twenty-third year of King Joash’s reign in Judah. He reigned in Samaria seventeen years. [2] But he did what was evil in the LORD’s sight. He followed the example of Jeroboam son of Nebat, continuing the sins that Jeroboam had led Israel to commit. [3] So the LORD was very angry with Israel, and he allowed King Hazael of Aram and his son Ben-hadad to defeat them repeatedly.
[4] Then Jehoahaz prayed for the LORD’s help, and the LORD heard his prayer, for he could see how severely the king of Aram was oppressing Israel. [5] So the LORD provided someone to rescue the Israelites from the tyranny of the Arameans. Then Israel lived in safety again as they had in former days. [6] But they continued to sin, following the evil example of Jeroboam. They also allowed the Asherah pole in Samaria to remain standing.