“On what do you rest this trust of yours?” (v19). King Hezekiah of Judah followed God, yet he was under great pressure to yield to the conquering empire of Assyria. The King of Assyria sent military chiefs to Jerusalem to terrorize the people, taunting them and questioning God’s power to defend them. The Assyrians had indeed conquered many other nations (including northern Israel), and they pointed out Judah’s weakness, lack of military strength, and relative powerlessness (v20-24). God’s people seemed vulnerable.
“In whom do you now trust?” (v20). We face a spiritual enemy who wants us to doubt God’s saving power and love for us. But the truth is that we are completely safe in our Father’s arms.