Confidence for Deliverance

by Carolyn Hope

Then the Assyrian king’s chief of staff told them to give this message to Hezekiah: “This is what the great king of Assyria says: What are you trusting in that makes you so confident?” (2 Kings 18:19)

The Assyrians were a formidable and powerful nation. Every time they attacked a country, they won their battles. When they came against Israel, they expected the same outcome. The king of Assyria sent his chief to mock and scorn Israel with arrogance and haughtiness. In doing so, he made this statement: “What are you trusting in that makes you so confident?” Even though these words were spoken in mockery, they are still powerful and true. The reason this question was asked was that the Israelites and King Hezekiah were indeed confident. They were confident in the Lord Almighty to deliver them from their enemies. If you read further in the story, you’ll see that He did. He sent a single angel to wipe out the Assyrian army in the night.

There is a confidence that is audacious. Audacious confidence will cause you to do things that make no sense. God emboldens and compels you to do brave acts of faith that confound those around you. Your enemies, your adversaries, don’t stand a chance against you. Not because you’re so mighty, but because your God is so good. He will deliver you. Whatever your situation, whatever your struggle, there is deliverance for you that is rooted in Jesus. Be confident today; the Lord has made a way for you.

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