God Will Restore

God Will Restore
2 Kings 20:1-11
Angelle Sullivan

"Make it, make sense," is something that I utter often. I speak these words when people do or say irrational things. In my mind, I feel like it would be much easier to take one route, but the individual chooses to take one that makes absolute nonsense to me.

If I could be transparent, it's been times I've told God, “Make it, make sense." Before you judge me, allow me to explain. In those moments when God has taken the long route to get me to a destination, I have questioned why He did not just speak and make things happen quickly. However, as I have grown, I realize that God doesn't care about what seems to make sense to me because He knows the best for me.

If I were to travel back in the days of King Hezekiah, particularly in 2 King 20:1-11, I believe he and I would agree that God's route can seem irrational. For example, in verses 8-11, Hezekiah speaks to the prophet Isaiah about the type of sign God would send concerning Hezekiah's healing. The prophet replied with an explanation that caused Hezekiah to predict the direction of the way a shadow would go.

Now, does that sound silly to you? It does to me. Yes, it is one of those irrational routes God took to heal one of His servants. Or was it? After reading the passage a few times, I realized that in the preceding verses (4-6), God spoke a clear word of healing for Hezekiah to Isaiah. In addition, God promised to deliver him and the city from the king of Assyria. So, I was left wondering. Is it that God is taking irrational routes? Or does God speak to us, and our lack of faith causes us to question Him. Due to our dismissiveness of His word, maybe we are left having to endure irrational routes.

No matter how long God takes to answer our prayers or how He answers our prayers, God will restore us. He will restore us, just as He restored Job numerous times. Job 42:10 says," After Job had prayed for his friends, the LORD restored his fortunes and gave him twice as much as he had before."

Prayer: Dear Heavenly father, forgive me when I can't seem to understand your plan. Please continue to RESTORE my faith when I can't seem to do so myself. Help me to see and hear clearer when you have spoken, and not second guess your will. In Jesus' name, AMEN!
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DEBORAH ROZIER - April 1st, 2022 at 3:04pm

Amen ✝️✝️✝️

Lisa - April 4th, 2022 at 5:41am