At Issue – IllnessBut what can I say?He has spoken to me, and he himself has done this.I will walk humbly all my yearsbecause of this anguish of my soul.Lord, by such things people live;and my spirit finds life in them too.You restored me to healthand let me live.Surely it was for my benefitthat I suffered such anguish.In your love you kept mefrom the pit of destruction;you have put all my sinsbehind your back.For the grave cannot praise you,death cannot sing your praise;those who go down to the pitcannot hope for your faithfulness.The living, the living—they praise you,as I am doing today;parents tell their childrenabout your faithfulness. Isaiah 38:15-19
Sometimes we need a wake-up call to remind us what’s important. Hezekiah’s call came in the form of a terminal illness. Seeing that his life was about to end, he was reminded that life is a gift. He realized that life is meant to be lived fully by walking humbly before God, praising him and speaking of his faithfulness to others. God gave Hezekiah 15 more years to live, and Hezekiah chose to make the most of that time. It’s hard enough to remember what’s truly important in life; it’s even harder to choose what’s important in life and to live with that in mind. I hope that you enjoyed this devotional as much as I did. Have a Simply Heavenly day!! God bless you!!!