Thursday, July 18, 2013

King Hezekiah

It's funny to say and funny to spell, but this king from the old testament has been popping up in my reading a lot this week!  It's so fun when that happens, because I know there is a lesson to be learned.  First, the story of his healing was in one of the girls' devotions this week; then he made an appearance in one of mine, and finally it just so happens I was reading in 2 Chronicles some this week as well!

I have put a link to the P31 devo below, so please go and check that out b/c it is a good one!  And then also, I really feel led to share the verse I read last night!  It was just what I needed and I hope it speaks to you as well!

Today's Verse
2 Chronicles 30:9b  "for the LORD your God is gracious and merciful, and will not turn away his face from you, if ye return unto him."

We've all turned our back on God.  It may only have been for a minute, when we were at our lowest and in the deepest despair.  We felt like He wasn't listening and we questioned if He cared. It may have been for a week, when one bad thing after another bad thing was bogging us down and the devil was whispering to throw in the towel.  We refused to pray and refused to pick up His Word.  Maybe we walked away for years, because surely we could handle things just fine on our own.  We never felt good enough to be one of His children.

Whatever the circumstances.  Whatever the pain and heartache.  No matter what we have done, thought or said.  If we return to Him, run back to Him, cry to Him...He is gracious and merciful and will not turn away His face from us!  He is there waiting "if ye return unto him."

WOW!  That is our powerful and loving heavenly Father!

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