If a verse ever slapped me in the face....this one just did... "Turn again, and tell Hezekiah the captain of my people, Thus saith the LORD, the God of David thy father, I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears: behold, I will heal thee: on the third day thou shalt go up unto the house of the LORD." 2 Kings 20:5 (KJV) Have you ever asked God the question: "Are you listening to me?" Ok...honesty is the best policy...yes you have, and so have I. When God doesn't move as quick as we would like Him to, or if His answer is not what we had hoped for...then we think He might have wax in His ears. Please hear me today...God hears you. He heard Hezekiah cry, He saw his tears. I believe we can turn the heart of God in some instances with our prayers and tears. I know my children can with me. I can be set in my mind to do something regarding them...and when I stop to hear them, to listen to their concerns...I look and see their sincerity, their love, their tears and passion for a thing; I love them so much I sometimes give in to them. I go above and beyond what anyone else would do for them. Why? Because they are my babies! Does that mean we can always change God's heart. No, absolutely not. God is sovereign, and He does not have to answer to you or me. His ways are perfect and He does not have to change them to accomodate us. However, I believe there are times when He changes His mind just for us...to let us know one more time that He cares about us...that He is concerned with every little feeling, issue, and tear. He is our Father...His heart is for you and me! There is not one thing that I would not do for my children...I love them with a love that I don't even understand. How much more so did God love Hezekiah, and was moved by his tears. How much more so does God love you and me today. And He is willing to move heaven and earth for you and your circumstances. God hears you and sees your tears....know that...rest in that. Enjoying Life Today!
God Hears You!
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Stan Holley is one of the Associate Pastors of New Life Assembly of God Church. He is has been on staff there since 2002. He is married to Ketrah Holley, and they have 4 beautiful children. Stan also works with a social service agency which works with foster care children.