As a child of the Most High God, don’t mourn over closed doors, easier said than done, I should know! If God is with you, that closed door will open soon.
What I mean by a closed door/s is when things are not going as they should, when you are ill, when you lack something, when all situations around you seem to be negative, when you have nothing to smile or laugh about, when you are going through a life threatening situation, when you are stagnant, when the heaven over you feels like brass etc…
King Hezekiah was ill and at the point of death and God told prophet Isaiah to tell king Hezekiah ‘to set his house in order for he shall die and not live.’ 2 kgs 20:1 – 5 and Isa 38: 1-5
Now such a message is deep, because it is God who sent his prophet to deliver it. How do you appeal to God when He speaks?
And yet Hezekiah, knowing God, fearing God, ‘turned his face towards the wall, and prayed to the Lord.’ He reminded God about how he had walked before God ‘in truth and with a loyal heart.’
Well, God heard his prayer and told prophet Isaiah to go and tell him that he has heard his prayer and will add 15 more years to his life. I sometimes wonder if God brought about this situation because He wants to show us to not give up on anything but to pray always no matter where we find ourselves?.
God is Creator of us all and can do and undo. He is the one who is able to give life and also able to kill. A powerful God and a very present help in time of trouble. I hope that whatever you might be going through, big or small, this story will inspire you to take it to God in prayer. He is able and He is also faithful, as he showed his faithfulness to Hezekiah. Phils 4:6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
Prayer points: Lord help me to run to you when I am going through hard times; Father I want to live and not die in the name of Jesus; Lord fill me with the Spirit that prays to you at all times in Jesus name.