With him is the arm of flesh, and with us is Yahweh our God, to help us and to fight our battles.” And the people took confidence with the words of Hezekiah, king of Judah.” (2 Chronicles 32:8, LEB)

Hezekiah speaks to the people concerning the King of Assyria who at the moment surrounded Jerusalem.  He had already laid waste to Lachish and was confident that he would do the same to Jerusalem.  Sennacherib has an arm of flesh, points out Hezekiah, but with us is Yahweh our God. Sennacherib’s arm was no match for Our Lord.

We need to comprehend that wherever we are and in whatever dire circumstances, that God is greater than whatever stands against us.  As my good friend Webb Smith [battling cancer] keeps saying, “God’s got this.”  Does this mean that God will always deliver us, as he did Hezekiah and the people of Jerusalem?”  No, it doesn’t.  God is not constrained to destroy the forces that oppose us every time.  He does it sometimes according to the purpose of his will, other times evil appears to “win,” but that win is always temporary.  God will always win in the end.

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