When we faced with an impossible situation like an incurable sickness or hopeless financial situations, what would you do? As in the case of Hezekiah facing impending death in Isaiah: 38. 1. In those days was Hezekiah sick unto death. And Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz came to him, and said unto him, Thus saith Jehovah, Set thy house in order; for thou shalt die, and not live.
Hezekiah turned his faced to the wall and prayed to the Lord for help. Because he did not want to see his ministers’ and medical physician’s face and even prophet Isaiah’s face. He only wants to see the face of God, for he believes that God is the only solution to his sickness no matter what the medical report says; as depicted in Isaiah: 38. 2. Then Hezekiah turned his face to the wall, and prayed unto Jehovah, Get your eyes out of what people say and fix on God and look to Him for our solutions.
Like in the case of Jesus rebuking a child posssed with mute and deaf spirit, The child was cleansed of the unclean spirit and raised from the dead by Jesus in front of a multitude, when the child’s father pleaded ‘I believe, help me of my unbelief’ as recorded in Mark: 9. 22. And oft-times it hath cast him both into the fire and into the waters, to destroy him: but if thou canst do anything, have compassion on us, and help us. 23. And Jesus said unto him, If thou canst! All things are possible to him that believeth. 24. Immediately the father of the child cried out with tears, “I believe. Help my unbelief!” 25. When Jesus saw that a multitude came running together, he rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to him, “You mute and deaf spirit, I command you, come out of him, and never enter him again!” 26. Having cried out, and convulsed greatly, it came out of him. The boy became like one dead; so much that most of them said, “He is dead.” 27. But Jesus took him by the hand, and raised him up; and he arose.
Even when everything is gone, but if we stay fixed to God. He will bring us through all circumstances for He is the God of breakthrough and our provider. Through Him we shall be victorious and have double portions of joy and blessings. Isaiah: 61. 7. Instead of your shame [ye shall have] double; and instead of dishonor they shall rejoice in their portion: therefore in their land they shall possess double; everlasting joy shall be unto them.
So how do we stay focused on God in our times of despair? Intense prayer is the key to breakthroughs in reaching God’s promises as Hezekiah cried deeply in his prayer as recorded in Isaiah: 38. 3. and said, Remember now, O Jehovah, I beseech thee, how I have walked before thee in truth and with a perfect heart, and have done that which is good in thy sight. And Hezekiah wept sore. As intense prayer will reveal our deepest heart’s desires for God’s authority and sovereignity over our lives.
Prayer of faith in God and prayer of remembrance of God, Jehovah Jireh our Abba Father. By His will and timing the promises of God that you seek will be answered as in James: 5. 15. and the prayer of faith shall save him that is sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, it shall be forgiven him. And again in Isaiah: 43. 26. Put me in remembrance; let us plead together: set thou forth [thy cause], that thou mayest be justified. If we ask anything through our prayers, always remember God and remembrances of His promises.
Prayers to God for help, like how Jesus prayed to His Father with strong crying and tears as described in Hebrews: 5. 7. Who in the days of his flesh, having offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and having been heard for his godly fear,
We need to pray with intense forcefulness and energy, meditate on the scriptures and commited and relentless in attacking our problems from all angles. Matthew: 11. 12. And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and men of violence take it by force. The Kingdom of Heaven comes with intense power, it not only have righteous, peace and joy, but also immense power, riches, abundance and joy beyond any imagination.
Hezekiah had a loyal heart to God, he was fervent in his prayer and his prayer was heard and answered by God as recorded in the below scriptures Isaiah: 38. 5. Go, and say to Hezekiah, Thus saith Jehovah, 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. For God’s promises remains, He will not let our prayers go in vain, as long as believe in Him, reach out our hands and touch His miracles, for our God reigns.