There are times when God must lift His hand of protection off of Israel, but only long enough so that she will turn to Him in desperation and faith.
When Sennacherib, King of Assyria, threatened Hezekiah, King of Judah, Hezekiah made the right decision. Hezekiah chose to trust in the Lord God of Israel and went to the prophet Isaiah for prayer.
Terror stalks on many streets with many weapons. Bombs hidden on busses or backpacks have taken many lives and maimed many others. Cars have become weapons and so are knives, axes and even scissors! There seems to be no end of the violence and hatred.