A teenager who had just received her learner's permit offered to drive her parents to church. After a hair-raising ride, they finally reached their destination. The mother got out of the car and said, "Thank you!" "Anytime," her daughter replied. As the woman slammed the door, she said, "I wasn't talking to you. I was talking to God."
“Return and tell Hezekiah the leader of My people, ‘Thus says the Lord, the God of David your father: “I have heard your prayer, I have seen your tears; surely I will heal you. On the third day you shall go up to the house of the Lord. 6 And I will add to your days fifteen years. I will deliver you and this city from the hand of the king of Assyria; and I will defend this city for My own sake, and for the sake of My servant David.” II Kings 20:5-6
Riding with children that are learning to drive has led to millions of prayers, I’m sure (and that’s just me.) We tend to wait until we’ve tried everything else before we go to the prayer closet. Hezekiah was something else! When he is introduced in the Scripture in II Kings 18, the Bible says that “He did what was right in the sight of the Lord, according to all that his father David had done…. He trusted in the Lord God of Israel, so that after him was none like him among all the kings of Judah, nor who were before him.” (vs. 3,5). What a resume! When the Lord sent the prophet Isaiah to tell Hezekiah that he was in his last days, Hezekiah wept and prayed. And before Isaiah had gotten out of the courtyard, the Lord told him to tell Hezekiah what we read in vs. 5-6.
“I have heard your prayer, I have seen your tears.” If you get anything from this, remember the “Lord sees your tears,” He knows what is breaking your heart: seeing your marriage fall apart, seeing your child’s family break up, hearing your mate is sick, seeing your child suffer and unable to do anything! He sees our tears, but even better, He hears our prayers.
I’m trying to get across to our Experiencing God groups that two of the most important aspects of this study are sharing the most meaningful statement or scripture in each day’s study and praying for each other’s honest, heartfelt prayer requests. Last week in my group, two specific prayer requests were answered: a member got a job and a member got a doctor’s appointment that had been denied until we prayed. GOD is working. Are you working with Him through prayer?