Isaiah 37:35 – ‘For I will defend this city to save it for mine own sake, and for my servant David’s sake’.
Over time I’ve come to realize that if you want to learn any life lesson, look in the Bible. They are all there. What to do when sick. What to do when depressed. What to do when in love. When to do when your plans are not working out. Everything that’s needed to lead our lives as humans on earth has been provided for us in the Bible.
Still on the Sennacherib story. All the enemy can do concerning your life is boast. What do you do when he comes boasting this way? You don’t just sit there and accept defeat before you even try to fight. You get up and begin to look for what the Bible says concerning the particular threat from the devil. So as a girl who has probably had a number of abortions before giving her life to Christ, the devil will probably boast of how you have become barren. But what you need to know is that the Bible says, there shall be no barren in the land (Exodus 23:26).
That is the promise of God concerning your life and no lie of the devil can change that. David’s line was to birth Jesus and if this line was to be cut off by this silly Assyrian king, where would we be today? Of course, God would not let that happen. Just the same way God had a plan and a purpose for the descendants of David. God has a plan and a purpose for you and your descendants. No bluff or boasting of the devil is going to change that.
Just know the Word of God and use it in the situation. Everything else will fall in place. Hezekiah went up to the house of the Lord and laid the matter before him. It is not the time to start soliloquising and throwing a pity party. Go to the house of the Lord. In Verse 17, Hezekiah is seen saying, ‘Incline thine ear, O Lord, and hear; open thine eyes O Lord, and see: and hear all the words Sennacherib, which hath sent to reproach the living God’.
Before you know what’s happening, they wake up and they are all dead corpses (Verse 36). This is what happens when you wake up from the lies that the devil has been telling you concerning that situation. It dies!