HOPE & HEALING 2
Isaiah 38: King Hezekiah
The blogs that I write often reflect where I am on my own journey - things I have learned, people I have met, places I have been. Thus, it is no surprise to me that the HOPE & HEALING Series continues this week. I have had friends and family members, strangers and neighbors, classmates and co-workers who have needed hope and who have needed healing and I suspect that you could say the same thing about those you know or even about yourself.
So, BlogFam, I pray that you are encouraged through this series as we continue by reflecting on King Hezekiah. As usual, we will go verse by verse, sometimes phrase by phrase through the passage but today, I invite you to read Isaiah 38. I have selected a few verses for our reading today but it is my intention to actually walk through the entire chapter over the next few days or weeks.
Isaiah 38:1-6 NIV
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.”
Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and prayed to the Lord , “Remember, Lord , how I have walked before you faithfully and with wholehearted devotion and have done what is good in your eyes.” And Hezekiah wept bitterly.
Then the word of the Lord came to Isaiah: “Go and tell Hezekiah, ‘This is what the Lord , the God of your father David, says: I have heard your prayer and seen your tears; I will add fifteen years to your life. And I will deliver you and this city from the hand of the king of Assyria. I will defend this city.
Blogfam, I pray that you are already encouraged because you know how King Hezekiah's illness started out with death in his view but by the end of these selected verses, we already know that God restored him plus added fifteen years to his life! I believe that there is more to this passage than those two major points and we will prayerfully reflect on these verses and the remainder of the chapter. I am praying for you BlogFam and I BELIEVE GOD is willing and able to give you the HOPE and the HEALING that you are praying for.
GOD LOVES YOU and I DO TOO!!!
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