When you faces a frightening medical condition or financial crisis, questions for which you have no answers can often overwhelm your mind.
What are we going to do? How can we pay the rent this month? How long do I have? Who will look after my kids? How am I going to afford the treatment? Why me?
What can you do when your thoughts are completely out of control and you can only imagine the worst is coming?
The Bible tells us a real story in 2 Kings 6 for our encouragement. Israel’s enemies were so desperate to capture the prophet Elisha that they sent a great army with horses and chariots by night and surrounded the city where he was staying. When Elisha’s servant woke up and saw this army, he despaired and cried out in fear, “What shall we do?”
Please read for yourself what happened next?
“And he answered, Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them. And Elisha prayed, and said, Lord, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the Lord opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha.” —2 Kings 6:16–17
It may feel like a formidable army of symptoms, negative reports, and maybe even financial debt has surrounded you. But, beloved, do not fear, for those who are with you are so much more than those who are with them.
Right now, I pray that my God will open your eyes so you might see the legions of angels stationed around you. Take your eyes off your enemies. The ability of your enemies to hurt you is nothing compared to the greatness of your God and His power to save you.
Take your eyes off the enemy so you may see the exceeding greatness of God’s power toward you. The same mighty power that raised our Lord Jesus from the grave, the same power that seated Him at God’s right hand in the heavenly places—far above all principalities, power, might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the age to come (Eph. 1:19–21)—is working for you!
PRAYER & DECLARATION
Thank You God that under any circumstances you have never left me alone! You have put the guard of your angels around me and that the reason I can say that even if I go through the valleys of darkness, I will not be afraid of harm. Oh God open my eyes even more so I can see spiritual truths, in the name of Lord Jesus!