When King Hezekiah saw that the king of Assyria intended to capture Jerusalem, he immediately went into action to defend the city. But when he had done all that was humanly possible, he realized it would not be enough. So he called the people together, and in the face of their desperate situation he reassured them, saying, “Be strong and courageous . . . for there are more with us than with him” (2 Chronicles 32:7).

How could he possibly make such a statement? Hezekiah gave the answer. He said, “With [Sennacherib] is an arm of flesh; but with us is the Lord our God, to help us and to fight our battles” (v.8). Sennacherib had power, soldiers, and prestige—an “arm of flesh.” The inhabitants of Jerusalem had the Lord God!

Think of your own situation. Is the enemy pressing in upon you from all sides? Does everything appear hopeless? Remember, you have God’s help. He is on your side! When you face insurmountable trials—when you are completely surrounded and outnumbered—look to the Lord. Find your confidence in Him, saying with the psalmist: “I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people who have set themselves against me all around” (Psalm 3:6).

With God, one is a majority!