TODAY’S MEDITATION – God can change your unwanted situation (Isaiah 38:1-6)

Many people suffer physically, emotionally, materially and spiritually because of unwanted situations in their lives (depression, sickness, family problems, curses, oppression, etc.). My brother, my sister, the Lord Jesus is telling you “do not worry about your life” (Matthew 6:25). You see, your life is precious to God so much that He calls you by your name (Isaiah 43:1), He knows the number of hair on your head (Matthew 10:30), He knows the number of your days on this earth (Job 14:5). Now, why would you be scared of what your situation is presenting you? It is God who planted you into this world and no matter what a man, the enemy or your situation wants to make you believe, never forget that in the end “it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails” (Proverbs 19:21). Of course, the way to get there can seem torturous, impossible, dangerous… still it is the one who created you who determines when to water you, when to give you according to your heart’s desires, when not to give you, etc… Today, tell that situation that has bothered you that it will not finish with you because it did not start with you. The Bible says be confident that “he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus” (Philippians 1:6). So why worry, my friend? Kneel down, seek the face of the Lord and get over it. The problem with many Christians is that they are lazy about their own unwanted situations: Jacob wanted something from God, he wrestled with the angel of the Lord all night and got what he wanted. Now let’s look at today’s passage. The Bible says: “In those days Hezekiah became ill and was at the point of death. Now. The prophet Isaiah son of Amoz went to him and said, “This is what the Lord says: Put your house in order, because you are going to die; you will not recover” (Isaiah 38:1). Hearing this, Hezekiah who did not want to die, “turned his face to the wall and prayed to the Lord, “Remember, Lord, how I have walked before you faithfully and with wholehearted devotion and have done what is good in your eyes.” And Hezekiah wept bitterly.” (Isaiah 38:2). AND GOD CHANGED HIS MIND AND HE SENT BACK HIS PROPHET: “Go and tell Hezekiah, This is what the Lord, the God of your father David, says: I have heard your prayer and seen your tears; I will add fifteen years to your life” (Isaiah 38:4-5). Yes my friend, God is ready to move in order for your situation to change, but when He looks at you does He find faith? No one can please God without faith (Hebrews 11:6). Can you, like Hezekiah truly and genuinely stand up and claim your faithfulness and devotion to Him? Can God look at your situation and tell Satan that your integrity is shouting for you? If your life is not changing, my friend, it has nothing to do with the Lord. Jesus has already redeemed you and gained back everything the enemy had stolen from you or destroyed in your life. Only you have the choice: the table is set before you in the presence of your enemies, because it is in their presence that God wants to anoint your head and make your cup overflow? (Psalm 23:5). But what are you doing for that to happen? Stay blessed in Jesus’ name. [facebook] [retweet]