Once upon a time there was a king named Hezekiah, he was king of Judah. One day the king of Assyria decided to invade Judah so he sent one of his messengers to flex on Hezekiah and his boys. “Look at how many nations Assyria has conquered. Look at how many we’ve crushed! All of them cried out to their gods to save them and we still annihilated them! What makes you think your God is gonna save you? You’re fooling yourselves and we’re gonna come for you” (Isaiah 37:10-13)
Sometimes I feel like the devil is tryna flex on me. He speaks doubt and discouragement into my ear, “Look at the chaos I’ve brought to this earth. Look at my power. I’ve murdered families with sexual immorality and devastated lives with idolatry. What makes you think your God whom you’ve never even seen is gonna protect you? I’m gonna get you with one of these temptations just watch.”
Hezekiah’s response in the face of his enemies was perfect; he immediately went to the house of the Lord and expressed his dependence on God through prayer. We can all learn from his actions. I’ve adopted and modified his prayer for myself:
“Father you alone sit enthroned above the earth, you are God alone over everything. Lord the devil mocks You saying You can’t protect me and keep me, and its true Lord he has spiritually slain many, but they weren’t depending on You Father so they were destroyed. But Lord I depend on you, protect and keep me Father so that all can see that you alone are God.” (Isaiah 37:16-20)
The night before the Assyrians prepared to invade Judah an “..angel of the Lord went out and struck down a hundred and eighty-five thousand in the camp of the Assyrians” (Isaiah 37:36)
Depend on Him alone. Call on His name immediately. And smile as you picture Him sending his angels to slay the enemy’s workers. Then feel free to place your hands on the back of you head extending your elbows, swaying from side to side as you sing to the devil, “My Jesus hit you with tha flex, hit you with the flex!” Repeat process if necessary.