The people were dying of starvation within the walls of their own city. They were hiding from the Syrians that stood just outside the wall ready to ambush them as soon as they stepped foot outside.
But they were living in fear for no reason.
God had caused the Syrians to hear a noise that sounded like a great army coming to destroy them. They fled, leaving everything just outside the city wall. Instead of being faced with an ambush the people would be greeted with food, silver, gold, horses, and clothing.
Are you withdrawing from what The Lord has for you because you have convinced yourself that you wouldn’t be able to stand against the enemy? God doesn’t want you fearing the enemy. The enemy fears Him.
II Kings 7