Impending Defeat or Certain Victory?
He said, “Do not be afraid, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” Then Elisha prayed and said, “O Lord, please open his eyes that he may see.” So the Lord opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw, and behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha. (2 Kings 6:16, 17 ESV)
Elisha’s servant went out early in the morning, looked up and saw the enemy’s army surrounding them.
Isn’t it true that we all have days when we are eerily aware of the enemy surrounding us, roaming about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour?
But I love Elisha’s response. Elisha didn’t deny the presence of the enemy, but he saw beyond the enemy, recognizing that the presence of God’s armies was even greater.
The servant saw impending defeat. Elisha saw certain victory.
Father, I ask you to open my eyes to see Your presence. When the enemy attempts to incite fear, reveal to me the armies of God that surround and protect me.
In Jesus’ name, amen.