Scripture Reading: 2Ki 19:35
And it came to pass that night, that the angel of the LORD went out, and smote in the camp of the Assyrians an hundred fourscore and five thousand: and when they arose early in the morning, behold, they were all dead corpses. So Sennacherib king of Assyria departed, and went and returned, and dwelt at Nineveh.
Reflections: King Sennacherib of Assyria mounted an attack against Judah. He seized the walls of Judah and demanded that Hezekiah, king of Judah should submit to him or face the consequences of going into captivity. Looking at the size of their army and their military successes over countries, Hezekiah knew he would be no march for the Assyrians. Gripped with great fear, he lifted up prayer before the Lord. God assured him through the prophetic words of Isaiah that He was going to defend the land of Judah. God kept to His word. Early the next morning when the army of Hezekiah arose, they realized that all the 185,000 Assyrian soldiers were dead. They had been killed by an angel of God. This sudden death left Sennacherib stranded and he had to rush back to his country alone. The war was over instantly. The prayer of Hezekiah had unleashed such a divine attack that broke the pride of his enemy. Keep praying. Like Hezekiah, God will defend you and break the pride of your enemies!
Prayer: Oh Lord defend my life against the onslaught of my enemies. They seek to disgrace me and to make mockery of you. Disappoint them by a divine counter attack. Prove to them that you are my God.
Confession: God is my defense. The attack of my enemies against my life will not succeed. A divine counter attack shall drive them out of my life.