“Thus saith the Lord, Be not afraid of the words which thou hast heard…” 2 Kings 19:6
What a story of deliverance. The King Assyria has been threatening King Hezekiah, king of Judah. The threats are so severe that fear comes to King Hezekiah. He resents his clothes, covers himself with ashes, and goes into the house of the Lord to pray. The Lord sends word to him through the prophet, Isaiah, and says, “Be not afraid of the words which thou hast heard.” In other words, God was about to deliver King Hezekiah.
What happens when you hear a “bad report?” Those words can bring fear and unbelief to your heart. Maybe you have heard that you were going to be replaced or lose your job, received a bad report from a doctor, or anywhere else… Negative words can surely breed fear in someone’s heart. Today, you are sitting down and reading this devotional, and the Lord is saying to you, “BE NOT AFRAID OF THE WORDS WHICH THOU HAST HEARD.” Now it is time for God to move on your behalf, as He did for King Hezekiah. God told Hezekiah, don’t be afraid. The King of Assyria “shall hear a rumor, and shall return to his own land; and I will cause him to fall by the sword in his own land.” (2 Kings 19:7) And God did! So, no matter what you hear, don’t be afraid. “Greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.” (1 John 4:4) Sherry