I’ve had personal prayer moments when I prayed for me. I prayed for my situation. I prayed for wisdom and discernment because I wasn’t sure what to do next. I know that the Lord responds to prayers like that. He also responds to prayers like, “Help”.
The king of Judah finds out that he’s about to die. He’s not ready so he cries out to God for help. The Lord responds to his desperate cry and gives him 15 years more of life here on earth. Hezekiah is full of joy and praise because the Lord spared him for more time. He wrote a song of praise. Check this out….14 I cried like a bird and moaned like a dove. My eyes became tired as I looked to the heavens. Lord, I have troubles. Please help me.” 15 What can I say? The Lord told me what would happen and then made it happen. I have had these troubles in my soul, so now I will be humble all my life. 16 Lord, because of you, people live. Because of you, my spirit also lives; you made me well and let me live. 17 It was for my own good that I had such troubles. Because you love me very much, you did not let me die but threw my sins far away. (Isaiah 38:14-17 NCV)
There is that “humble pie” again. Nothing puts like in proper perspective like the prospect of impending death. Death is one of those mysteries to us who are still alive. We don’t know exactly what happens there. I would love for the Lord to give me many more years on the earth to enjoy the journey with my wife and to see my children grow into Godly adults. I would love to celebrate grandchildren – you know – live! The Lord has all of this under His care and control. I trust Him with my life and I will trust Him in death. His ways are higher and much more complex than my simply / complicated life. I will talk with Him often about my life and the longevity of it, but at the end of the day, I trust His will.Pressing On! Dwayne