‘In those days Hezekiah became ill and was at the point of death. The prophet Isaiah son of Amoz 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.”’ Isaiah 38:1 (NIV).
No one expects to die from a boil, but King Hezekiah saw his life growing dimmer and he didn’t even have an heir. Turning his face to the wall, Hezekiah prayed and wept bitterly before the Lord saying, “Remember, O Lord, how I have walked before you faithfully and with wholehearted devotion and have done what is good in Your eyes.” Hezekiah was his own attorney and spokesperson reminding God of his faithfulness.
Many times we find ourselves in similar circumstances. We hear bad news and have no other choice but to fervently plead our case before the throne of the Lord. We decrease, so He can increase. We put our face on the ground, so He can lift us up. We strip ourselves of pride, so He can fill us with His Spirit.
The Lord answered Hezekiah’s plea and added fifteen years to the king’s life. As a bonus, He also delivered him and his city from the hand of the king of Assyria. Wow, how long has it been since we pleaded our case with the Lord? Do not give up. Our victory may be just around the corner. Do not be ashamed or hesitant to cry out before our Maker. There is always hope in the Lord.
“Lord, sometimes the going gets tough and our vision gets clouded with the situations we face. Please help us to continue looking to You and seeking You for the solution, instead of focusing on the fears and hardships. We cry before You, King of Kings and Lord of Lords. You are our hope.”
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