Guest post by Jeanette Andrade
April 22 Scripture Selection: II Kings 19-21
Food for Thought: II Kings 20:5
The Lord says, “I have heard you prayer; I have seen your tears; surely I will heal you.” Just as He said it to Hezzekiah, He says it today. It is a particular message today for certain readers who have been fervently and urgently praying about something. He says He hears you, and the answer is on its way.
Sometimes when we find ourselves in a difficult situation, we pray, but at the same time we wonder if the Lord actually hears us. He seems so far away. However, logically we know that is not true. Our prayers do not have to travel far; the Lord lives within us if we have been born again (John 17:23). What’s more, He promises to never leave us, nor forsake us (Heb. 13:5).
There are also times when the problem seems bigger than any mountain, too big for there to be a solution for it. But we know that the size of the trouble is no problem for the Lord, either. For any mountain that we may face, He is greater. And, as a matter of fact, because the Greater One lives within us (I John 4:4), He gave us His power to speak to the mountain and have it cast into the sea (Mark 11:23).
At times, when facing pressures, some may even begin to feel that God really doesn’t care about them. But we know from the Word that just is not so. He tells us in I Peter 5:7, “casting all your cares on Him, for He cares for you.” Our well-being really does matter to Him.
So today, we can put aside all those human thoughts and feelings and just receive the word from the Lord. When we set our eyes on the Word of God and meditate on it instead of on the natural insecurities and fears, peace and assurance rush in, and we can know beyond a shadow of doubt that the Lord will come through for us. He has heard our prayers and will act on our behalf.
Digging Deeper (What scriptures can further enhance today’s reading?):
Getting Personal (What has God shown you in today’s reading?):
Confession of Faith (Example: Lord, based on Mat. 1:21 and 23, I understand that Jesus is God, and I receive Him as my personal Lord and Savior.):
Important Events on This Day (birthdays, anniversaries, etc.):