Not Battling Alone

2 Kings 6:15-17

When the servant of the man of God got up and went out early the next morning, an army with horses and chariots had surrounded the city. “Oh no, my lord! What shall we do?” the servant asked. “Don’t be afraid,” the prophet answered. “Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” And Elisha prayed, “Open his eyes, Lord, so that he may see.” Then the Lord opened the servant’s eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.

As Christians, often when we go out into the world, it feels like we are out numbered. Government officials, community leaders, our schools, and maybe even neighbors seem to be against you. 

Sometimes it can be overwhelming when it seems like the world is against us and we have nowhere to run. A lot of times I feel like Elisha’s servant and not like Elisha. 

I walk out of the doors and all I can see are people trying to limit the gospel and my God. I see evil working and evil trying to chock out the goodness in the world. 

But our God is bigger than anything that stands in our way. Often we do not take the time to stop and look around us. As a culture we get into a routine of going, going, and never stopping and because of that, we miss God working around us. 

Our help does not comes from man but from the breath of God. God sends his Spirit and his angles to surround us, when we are in the midst of the battle. God is always working around us even if we do not see him. 

During this time that we are all staying at home, I challenge you to take some time and walk around outside your house, sit beside a tree or in the grass, or just go to a place where you can stop and listen. Listen and look for what God is doing.

Reflect

  1. How often to you open your eyes and see what is truly around you?
  2. Where is a place that you can go to see God?

Pray

Lord, let my prayer be that of Elisha for his servant. “Open my eyes so that I may see.” Show me that those who are with me are greater than those who are against me. God, open my eyes to see that you are where my help comes from. Amen.

Clay and Ashton Merriman, April 23, 2020
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