Daily Devotion: Faith For The Impossible
🔑📖KEY VERSE: “Then Hezekiah turned his face toward the wall, and prayed unto the LORD” (ISAIAH 38:2).
Challenges come in life at various times, from various sources and for various reasons. These challenges could sometimes shake a man to the very foundation of his life. At such times, only faith would avail.
Hezekiah had been very sick, and God, through the Prophet Isaiah, announced his death as the inevitable result of the sickness. Hezekiah’s response in earnest prayer and confidence in God’s ability to heal his physical illness attracted divine mercy and an immediate answer to his petition. He did not only get healed, he also had fifteen extra years added to his life span. How the prayer of faith calms the storm!
Two things are notable in this dramatic episode. One, the exemplary response of Hezekiah to the seemingly ‘unchangeable’ prophecy from a recognised and respected man of God.
Two, the speed by which heaven responded to his request: “And it came to pass, afore Isaiah was gone out into the middle court, that the word of the LORD came to him, saying, Turn again, and tell Hezekiah the captain of my people, Thus saith the LORD, the God of David thy father, I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears: behold, I will heal thee: on the third day thou shalt go up unto the house of the LORD” (2 Kings 20:4, 5).
If Hezekiah could, through faith, reverse his negative situation, change the mind of God and get extra fifteen years, then, you too can change that negative medical record against your life, unlock every door the enemy has shut against you, attract the mercy of God, and calm all storms presently raging in your life, home, career, secular work and ministry. “Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth” (Mark 9:23).
✍THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: True faith cannot be turned down!
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