Friday – Prophets
Reading – Isaiah 37-39
““Go back to Hezekiah and tell him, ‘This is what the Lord, the God of your ancestor David, says: I have heard your prayer and seen your tears. I will add fifteen years to your life,”
Isaiah 38:5 NLT
Hezekiah was one of the best kings of Israel. He followed God. Still, he got sick and Isaiah told him that he wouldn’t survive.
Hezekiah prayed like someone fighting for his life.
And he won that battle.
God healed him and extended his life.
We do not change God by our prayers. But, sometimes, we incline Him to act within His character in ways that He might not have if we hadn’t prayed.
I’ve seen people healed, needs provided, lives redeemed all because people prayed.
God is not a divine genie. But He is the all-powerful God who listens to His children.
Hezekiah inspires me all the more to pray for what seems impossible that God might intervene.
Have you seen tangible results from your prayers? If so, share them.
Can you find it in you to bring renewed faith to your prayers?