Advent Devo Day 16

Monday, December 14th

“In Your Love”

Passage: Isaiah 38: 15-17

Marcia Baker

The back story of this day’s verses is important to know as it shows God’s love for Hezekiah in his time of need. Hezekiah became very ill at the point of death at the beginning of Chapter 38. Isaiah visited Hezekiah and told him to put his house in order as God had revealed to Isaiah that Hezekiah would die. At this point Hezekiah prayed to God asking God to recall his faithfulness and devotion to God and wept of his impending death. God heard Hezekiah’s prayer and granted him 15 additional years to his life and deliverance of the city. God provided a sign to Hezekiah by setting the sunlight back. Hezekiah wrote about his experience of being broken and weak. How God heard his cry for help and restored his health.

Hezekiah recognized God’s love for him and how God restored his health and saved him from his sins, “you have put all my sins behind your back”. Hezekiah recognized God’s saving grace, “In your love, you kept me from the pit of destruction.”

Today, let us consider how God has saved us from destruction. Let us petition to God our needs that we are dealing with this Advent season. God hears our cries for help and in His love, He restores us, so we get to bring praise and honor to Him, Almighty God.

Prayer: We thank you God for hearing our prayers. We request of you to restore our souls and provide us peace and comfort. Help us dear Lord to show your love to others and give you praise for all that you provide to us. We sing praises of your faithfulness and your forgiveness. Amen


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