OCTOBER 16, 2023 – Quiet Pain

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Quiet Pain

OCTOBER 16, 2023
Daily Reading – Isa. 37-39 / Col. 1



Isaiah 38:5 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.



        A part of life is sorrow. We would all like our world to be great every day. Yet that is not real life. Real life has problems, discouragements, anguish, and pain. Let’s face it, life sometimes stinks. It feels even worse if it seems as though we are going through it alone. When those around you do not understand the emotions flooding through your heart. When your prayers to God are so simple and all you are asking for is it to be over. Yet it seems like an eternity between the asking and the answer. Can you remember a day like that? A week? A season in your life? Then let me give you just a glimmer of truth that may make it a little more bearable.


        God is listening to every word you say. In our verse today Hezekiah was crying out to God. It was a near death situation. No hope except God. He turns his face to the wall, gets alone with God and begins to cry and beg God to hear him. The Bible says he wept sore. In other words, he was crying his heart out to God. It says God heard him. Even more important, it says God saw his tears. He was not an absentee God that only heard a voice crying, He is a personal God moved by the cry of Hezekiah’s heart, but also the sight of his tears. God is moved by our tears. It should help a little to know you are not alone. Not for a moment. In Hebrews 13:5 God has said, “…I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.” When God says never, He means never.  



        One reason God puts homes together is so He can be Jesus in that home with flesh on. God needs to show His love through you more than you might know. Be God’s arms of love in a time of need. It may amaze you how God’s love will come back to you.


Will you show God’s love?


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 Founder and Executive Director
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