Isaiah 38:1 ” In those days Hezekiah became ill and was at the point of death. The prophet Isaiah son of Amoz went to him and said, ‘This is what the Lord says: Put your house in order, because you are going to die; you will not recover.’ “

These same words of Isaiah’s were spoken by my husband’s Cardiologist after two major heart attacks…”Put your affairs in order, you’re going to die.”  But just like Hezekiah, we chose to pray and beseech the Lord instead of accepting the bad report.  With Hezekiah, the Lord heard his prayer and relented, and instead, sent Isaiah back to tell Hezekiah he’d have  another 15 years to live.  And with my husband, the Lord  graciously has given him 25 years and counting since the day we heard those fateful words.   Joel 2: 13-14 tell us that our Lord is gracious, compassionate, slow to anger, abounding in love and He relents from sending calamity…and that He may even turn and have pity on us and leave a blessing behind.

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