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Isaiah 19:20b (ESV) “When they cry to the LORD because of oppressors, he will send them a savior and defender, and deliver them.”
A few years ago, someone broke into my parents’ house while they were at work. The thief didn’t steal much, but the violation still had an impact. Their home had been a refuge, but now their security felt threatened.
Maybe you’ve had a similar feeling of sudden insecurity in your work, finances, family or friendships. When the safety net you trusted is pulled out from under you, how do you move forward?
When Isaiah proclaimed Egypt’s demise in Isaiah 19, the people of Judah saw their safety net vanish. Judah’s king, Hezekiah, hoped an alliance with Egypt would protect them from the threat of Assyrian invasion. But God wanted the people of Judah to stop looking to Egypt for security. He wanted them to place their hope in Him — the One who holds all the nations securely in His hands.
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