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2 Chronicles 32:22
So the Lord saved Hezekiah and the people of Jerusalem from the hand of Sennacherib king of Assyria and from the hand of all others. He took care of them on every side.
Sennacherib, the Assyrian king, had surrounded Hezekiah and his people of Judah. Hezekiah did everything he could to prepare for battle, but they were thoroughly outnumbered. So Hezekiah and the prophet Isaiah prayed to God and asked Him for help. God destroyed the Assyrian army, and took care of all of Judah’s enemies on every side.
The power of this story is that Hezekiah, though outnumbered, did everything a king should have done to prepare for battle at that time in history. After that he got his dear friend, the prophet Isaiah, and they cried to God for help! That’s a powerful lesson. Perhaps you’re looking at something that is a lot bigger than you today. First, do everything God would have you do in order to defeat your enemy. After you’ve done everything you can and you’re still outnumbered, grab a friend and go into prayer together. Prepare like you know you’re going to win. Perhaps you’re reading this and thinking, “Yes, but I’m not a powerful ruler like Hezekiah was.” All I want to say to that response is just like God took care of everything for king Hezekiah, “He’ll Take Care Of You Too!”
I’m so grateful this AM that You not only think about my friend and me, You also have a plan to save us from our battles. I’m glad You take care of me too. Amen