February 28, 2023
Bishop, W. F. Houston, Jr.
2 Kings 19:34 - ‘For I will protect this city to save it, for My own sake and for My servant David’s sake.’
The Lord spoke these words through the prophet Isaiah to King Hezekiah of Judah, assuring him of divine protection against the threats of the Assyrian king Sennacherib. Despite the overwhelming military might of the Assyrian army, the Lord promised to defend Jerusalem and deliver it from the hands of its enemies. This verse reminds us that God is our ultimate defender and protector. He can save us from any danger or threat that we may face. Hezekiah trusted in the Lord's promise and prayed for his people, and the Lord answered his prayer by sending an angel to destroy the Assyrian army.
As followers of Christ, we can take comfort in serving a God who is all-powerful and faithful to his promises. Just as he defended Jerusalem for the sake of his servant David, he will protect us for the sake of his Son, Jesus Christ. Even amid challenging circumstances, we can trust in his love and care.
Remember to pray to the Lord in times of trouble, just as Hezekiah did, and trust in his provision and protection. And let us give thanks and praise to him for his faithfulness and unfailing love towards us.
Let us Pray:
Dear Heavenly Father,
We come before you today, acknowledging that you are our ultimate defender and protector. We thank you for your promise in 2 Kings 19:34 that you will defend us for your own sake and for the sake of your servant David.
Lord, we confess that there are times when we feel afraid and vulnerable. We face challenges and difficulties that seem insurmountable, and we don't know how to overcome them. But we take comfort in the fact that you are with us, and that you are able to save us from any danger or threat that we may face.
Just as you defended Jerusalem for the sake of your servant David, we trust in your promise to defend us for the sake of your Son Jesus Christ. We pray that you would surround us with your protection, and that you would guide us through the trials and struggles of this life.
We ask for your wisdom and discernment as we navigate the challenges that lie ahead. Help us to trust in your unfailing love and faithfulness, and to cling to the hope that we have in you.
Thank you for being our defender and our shield. We praise you for your goodness and your mercy, and we pray all these things in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. Amen.