The Syrians came up to besiege Israel. Benhadad king of Syria had with him thirty-two other kings along with horses and chariots – a great multitude. But they suffered defeat at the hands Ahab king of Israel. The servants of Benhadad explained their defeat saying, “Their gods are the gods of the hills…let us fight against them in the plain, and surely we shall be stronger than they.” (1 Kings 20:23) But they were wrong and suffered an even more disastrous defeat at the hands of Israel.
The LORD is God everywhere. He is the God of the hills but of the valleys also. He is God wherever we are – at home, at school, at work, at play. God is there when we are well and happy but also when we are sick or bereaved or sad for any reason. Christians have the wonderful promise: “I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.” (Hebrews 13:5-6)