At that time Hezekiah became sick and almost died. The prophet Isaiah son of Amoz went to see him and told him, “The Lord says, ‘You will die soon, so you should tell your family what they should do when you die. You will not get well.’”
Hezekiah turned his face to the wall that faced the Temple and began praying to the Lord. “Lord, remember that I have sincerely served you with all my heart. I have done what you say is good.” Then Hezekiah cried very hard.
Before Isaiah had left the middle courtyard, he received this message from the Lord, “Go back and speak to Hezekiah, the leader of my people. Tell him, ‘This is what the Lord, the God of your ancestor David, says: I heard your prayer and I saw your tears, so I will heal you. On the third day you will go up to the Temple of the Lord. I will add 15 years to your life. I will save you and this city from the king of Assyria. I will protect this city. I will do this for myself and because of the promise I made to my servant David.’” 2 Kings 20:1-6
As I was reading this passage, I again heard the Lord say, “I hear!” What I posted yesterday was a precursor to this post. Whoever you are that has been given a disturbing report, God wants you to know that He hears your cry and He will indeed answer. He’s not finished with you. He’s not done blessing you, healing you or providing for you. You’re still His child and He hears you.
This was not just some ‘nobody’ prophet from Tim-buck-two. No this was Isaiah, a major prophet. He heard directly from God and was the delivery man to kings and people. But when Hezekiah heard the message, he cried VERY hard. It so moved the heart of God that Isaiah hadn’t even left the middle courtyard and God told him to turn around and tell him 1. I heard. 2. I saw. 3. I will heal you.
You don’t have to be a king for God to heal you. You don’t have to be a son for God to heal you. All you have to do is cry out. Just like the blind man who heard Jesus was passing by and cried out. Just like the lepers who heard Jesus was nearby and cried out. Just like the woman whose daughter was demon possessed came to Jesus and cried out.
Your healing isn’t dependent on whether you eat right, do right or be right. Your healing transpired the moment Jesus took the beating 2000 plus years ago. He’s just waiting for you to cry out and believe that He’s the same God He was yesterday. The same God who heard the king hears you. He’s no respecter of persons. His blood was shed for everyone, from the little old grandma who lives alone to the newborn baby who just exited his mothers womb. It’s even for the vilest criminal on death row. He’s not an exclusive God, He’s an inclusive God.
Thank You Father that You hear me. I cried out to You for help and You heard me. I cried out because I was lonely and You filled the room with Your presence. I cried out with a financial need and provided because You’re a giver. You’re always listening and You hear and respond. How I love You and thank You for all You are and all You’ve done. It’s in Jesus’ name and for Your glory, Amen.