Isaiah 38:18-20 For the dead cannot praise you;they cannot raise their voices in praise.Those who go down to the gravecan no longer hope in your faithfulness. Only the living can praise you as I do today.Each generation tells of your faithfulness to the next. Think of it—the Lord is ready to heal me!I will sing his praises with instrumentsevery day of my lifein the Temple of the Lord.
Sometimes life short changes us.
2 Samuel 4:4 Saul’s son Jonathan had a son named Mephibosheth, who was crippled as a child. He was five years old when the report came from Jezreel that Saul and Jonathan had been killed in battle. When the child’s nurse heard the news, she picked him up and fled. But as she hurried away, she dropped him, and he became crippled.
David discovered Mephibosheth was alive and decided to show him the kindness of the Lord. God is looking to bless us.
Hezekiah was told he would die. Hezekiah felt he had been short changed and prayed to God. Isaiah returned and prophesied Hezekiah would be healed.
When you feel you have been short changed, praise God. While I am alive I am going to praise God no matter what.
One returned and glorified God. God wants to restore our lives. God is good and He is not holding things back. God restores us with more.