VICTORY DEVOTIONAL PRAYER GUIDE.
TOPIC: GOD REGARDS SINCERE TEARS IN PRAYER!
TEXT: Isa 38:1-6; Mtt 5:4; Ps 116:1-14.
“Go, and say to Hezekiah, Thus saith the LORD, the God of David thy father, I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears: behold, I will add unto thy days fifteen years. And I will deliver thee and this city out of the hand of the king of Assyria: and I will defend this city.”
“Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.”
NOTE: This is a continuation of the theme that projects the sympathetic nature of God with regards to answer to prayers. God is merciful and kind; and does not despise the prayer of the destitute and brokenhearted; “He will regard the prayer of the destitute, And not despise their prayer.”
It remains a biblical principle that, to reap in joy we first go through the planting season of sorrow. “They that sow in tears shall reap in joy”. (Ps 126:4-6).
When therefore as God’s children we find ourselves in bad situations that call for tearful prayers of agony; it’s an opportunity of overwhelming joy and comfort which will surely follow! When misery becomes miracle; in answer to prayers!
King Hezekiah in our text is another great Bible example of turning death sentence into a staggering miracle of divine healing, longevity, and security; in response to Hezekiah’s earnest prayers with tears!
NB: “Hezekiah prayed and Wept Sore”(v 3); just like Hannah did; when she was “Provoked Sore”! (1Sam 1:6,10).
No situation is beyond solution! Ask God the grace for tearful prayers at needful and critical hours! It avails much! Your miracles are on the way! in the name of Jesus! Amen.
PRAYER: Read Ps 116:1-14, and use the verses to pray for Yourself, Family, the Church, the Nation, New Converts, etc.
The Lord turns your misery into miracle, and tears into great joys, in the mighty name of Jesus!
— Chris O Abraham.