Apostle Grace Lubega
2 Kings 20:5-6 (KJV): 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. And I will add unto thy days fifteen years; and I will deliver thee and this city out of the hand of the king of Assyria; and I will defend this city for mine own sake, and for my servant David’s sake.
God’s character and how He answers prayer is demonstrated in the life of Hezekiah.
The context of our theme scripture is that Hezekiah was sick to the point of death. The prophet Isaiah told him to set his house in order because he was going to die. After this frightening proclamation, Hezekiah turned to the wall, wept in earnest and provoked the God of Mercy.
But in answering Hezekiah, God did not only grant him fifteen more years. The Bible says that He also promised to deliver Hezekiah and his city from the King of Assyria.
The God we serve is holistic in how He answers prayer. He is not the God who will give you a spouse but deprive you of the joy of children. He is not the God who gives you a business and deprives you of a market for your products.
Like He gave Hezekiah a long life and the assurance of peace, He will give you children and the finances to raise them. He will give you wealth and the health to enjoy it, a ministry and the wisdom to run it.
FURTHER STUDY: 1 Corinthians 3:21; 1 John 5:14
GOLDEN NUGGET: The God we serve is holistic in how He answers prayer. He is not the God who will give you a spouse but deprive you of the joy of children. He is not the God who gives you a business and deprives you of a market for your products.
PRAYER: Loving Father, I thank You for this truth. Thank you for Your blessed promises that pursue me every day. I bask in Your assurances knowing that You understand what I need more than I can voice in prayer, in Jesus’ name, Amen.