God hears Hezekiah’s plea…


2 Kings 20:1 In those days King Hezekiah became sick and was at the point of death. The prophet Isaiah son of Amoz came to him, and said to him, “Thus says the Lord: Set your house in order, for you shall die; you shall not recover.” Then Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and prayed to the Lord: “Remember now, O Lord, I implore you, how I have walked before you in faithfulness with a whole heart, and have done what is good in your sight.” Hezekiah wept bitterly. Before Isaiah had gone out of the middle court, the word of the Lord came to him: “Turn back, and say to Hezekiah prince of my people, Thus says the Lord, the God of your ancestor David: I have heard your prayer, I have seen your tears; indeed, I will heal you; on the third day you shall go up to the house of the Lord. I will add fifteen years to your life. I will deliver you and this city out of the hand of the king of Assyria; I will defend this city for my own sake and for my servant David’s sake.”

I think it’s really interesting how the Lord responded to Hezekiah’s plea. God had a plan and then changed it, giving Hezekiah 15 more years of life. I trust that the One who listened to Hezekiah’s plea listens to ours as well. I’m not saying God gives what is asked at all times, but that God listens at all times.

Question: What would you pray if you KNEW that God was listening and may grant your prayer?

Lord give us faith to speak, to plea, to ask. And leave the rest to you. Amen.

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