(17) Incline your ear, O Lord, and hear! Open your eyes, O Lord, and see! Listen to all the words of Sennacherib, who was sent to mock the living God. (20) Now, O Lord, save us from His hand, so that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that you alone are God. (21) Then Isaiah son of Amoz sent word to Hezekiah saying, “Because you prayed to me about King Sennacherib of Assyria, this is the word the Lord has spoken about him; (TLV)
By submitting our challenges to God first, we give God a chance to do something extraordinary. We introduce the supernatural into the natural.