If the content of this post seems a little repetitive, please know that it's not accidental. In fact, one of the amazing things about the Bible is that, though is was written by dozens of different authors from varying backgrounds, it carries a unified message in all of it's books: God is grace. The leadership of Hezekiah reveals that God was ready to welcome back the Israelites when they were ready to repent of their sin and to begin placing their trust in Him again. Because Hezekiah was a faithful king who sought to give glory back to the Lord, God blessed the nation during His reign. Not only did God bless the nation, but the people experienced a level of joy they hadn't experienced in generations. Isn't it funny that following our own good ideas leads us to a place of misery, but surrendering to the Lord brings joy? If you're refusing to surrender to Him, what are you waiting for? As we begin our new year, take a moment to commit yourself to trusting Him. When you do so, He will faithfully guide you and bring unexplainable joy to your life.