|Does God Care About Me?|
How many times in your life have you said, "GOD does not care what is going on with me". Or maybe you have thought a couple of times in your life that GOD does not hear my prayers? I know that I have thought both of those thoughts many times.
GOD puts stories like Hezekiah in the Bible to show us that HE does care, HE does listen, and we are not the only ones to have gone through trials. Let's take a look at this story.
Hezekiah was good king, in fact "There was no one like him among all the kings of Judah, either before him or after him". (18:5) He was successful in whatever he undertook (18:7) Sounds like King David doesn't it? God even fought for Hezekiah in Chapter 19:35, the Bible tells us that God destroys 185,000 Assyrian. So, why then is Hezekiah fighting for his life in Chapter 20?
The Bible states that Hezekiah was ill to the point of death (20:1) then if that wasn't bad enough, Isaiah walks in and tells Hezekiah, God says that you are going to die. To me that sounds pretty final! But, Hezekiah asked God to remember him, then wept bitterly. Before Isaiah can walk to the middle of the room, God hears Hezekiah's prayer and speaks to Isaiah. If you read the rest of the story God adds 15 years onto Hezekiah's life. Can't you see how in control and precise GOD is, amazing!
So, what can we learn from this story? Bad things will happen to good Christian people. GOD knows what is happening to you. GOD does hear your prayers, HE does care. Unlike Hezekiah's answer to his prayer, our answer maybe NO. We MUST keep the faith and trust that GOD is in control, even through the bad times in life. Shop for books on Why Bad Things Happen?
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