Fresh Hope – Day 171

In the Bible, we read a story about a man named Hezekiah, found in the book of 2 Kings 20:1-5.

Hezekiah, who was King of Judah at the time, became ill and was at the point of death.

A prophet comes to Hezekiah, informing him that God has said he will not recover from this sickness…this is the end.

Now, to be told by a doctor that it’s all over is one thing, but to be told by God is another.

Naturally speaking, our response to such news would be to give up all hope. After all, it seemed as though all hope had been well and truly lost.

However, what Hezekiah does next is pretty astounding to me…he begins to pray.

And following the prayer, the Bible says that he wept bitterly.

Today, like Hezekiah, you may feel as though all hope has been lost in your life and that your situations and circumstances are beyond rescue.

Maybe, you even feel as though God has given up on you.

But be encouraged, for the story doesn’t end there. It goes on to say, “This is what the Lord, the God of your father David, says: I have heard your prayer and seen your tears; I will heal you.”

The great news is that God is only a conversation away. He sees your tears, He sees your times of distress, He hears your prayers and He is able to do for you what you cannot do for yourself.

Who do you turn to in your times of trouble? Hezekiah went straight for God. I encourage you to do the same today.

Caleb Burchell

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