You and I often ask the question, “How powerful is God? And how far is He willing to go to answer my prayer?” In Second Kings, chapter 20, verses 9 to 11, listen to this incredible story: “Then Isaiah said, ‘This is the sign to you from the Lord, that the Lord will do the thing which He has spoken: shall the shadow go forward ten degrees or go backward ten degrees?’ And Hezekiah answered, ‘It is an easy thing for the shadow to go down ten degrees; no, but let the shadow go backward ten degrees.’ So Isaiah the prophet cried out to the Lord, and He brought the shadow ten degrees backward, by which it had gone down in the sundial of Ahaz.”
Now this is an incredible thing—God miraculously answered Hezekiah’s prayer by literally turning time backwards! Here’s how it applies: if we’ll pray, God would return to us that which can’t be recovered in human strength.
It’s that simple. It is time to pray.