King Hezekiah was sick and very close to death. The Prophet Isaiah heard of the King’s illness and went to visit him. Isaiah told him: “Set thine house in order; for thou shalt die, and not live.”
Hezekiah began to plead with the Lord in humble prayer: “I beseech thee, O Lord, remember now how I have walked before thee in truth and with a perfect heart, and have done that which is good in thy sight.” Hezekiah wept.
Before Isaiah left the court, the word of the Lord came unto him. Isaiah then told Hezekiah the message from the Lord: “…I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears: behold, I will heal thee.”
The Lord added 15 years to Hezekiah’s life.
I love this story because it proves that the Lord sees us and hears us. He hears our prayers when our hearts are breaking. He sees our tears. He witnesses our pains and sufferings in this life. Through the atonement, he experienced them.
The Lord is there to comfort us, especially during the darkest times of our lives. We must have the faith that King Hezekiah did to ask the Lord for help during our sufferings. The Lord will provide healing according to his will.
This healing may not be what was expected. It may not even be physical. When the removal of physical infirmities is not part of his plan, he can(and will) heal and strengthen us mentally, emotionally, and spiritually so that we can surmount our challenges.
I know that the Lord hears our prayers, and sees our tears. He loves us. Reach out to him in prayer. He will strengthen you. He will comfort you. He will not leave you alone in your sufferings.
Wishing you a beautiful day!