Studied: 2 Kings 6
- 2 Kings 6:15-18 ~ When Elisha’s servant got up the next morning, he saw that Syrian troops had the town surrounded. “Sir, what are we going to do?” he asked. “Don’t be afraid,” Elisha answered. “There are more troops on our side than on theirs.” Then he prayed, “LORD, please help him to see.” And the LORD let the servant see that the hill was covered with fiery horses and flaming chariots all around Elisha. As the Syrian army came closer, Elisha prayed, “LORD, make those soldiers blind!” And the LORD blinded them with a bright light.
- Sometimes we feel easily overwhelmed and easily defeated, and we are quick to cry out, “oh, poor me”. But as I am reminded from this passage this morning, I serve the King of all kings, the creator of this universe, the God that healed the blind, the lame, the sick and yes, the one who brought the dead back to life again. With God on my side, why should I doubt when the odds seem to be against me? Why don’t I put my faith where my mouth is? God was attentive to the needs of Elisha during a time that the odds were very much against Elisha, yet when asked, God provided the means for encouragement to Elisha’s men when they could saw a host of fiery horses and flaming chariots all around, plus God also provided a bright light to blind the soldiers that came in to capture Elisha. Another verse comes to mind, Isaiah 40:31 But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
- “Oh ye of little faith” comes to mind when I think about how limiting my faith is at times, dear Lord. As You have reminded me in these verses this morning, may I always be reminded that I serve an awesome God who loves me so much that You will do for me as You did for Elisha, and as You did for those in many New Testament stories of healing and protection. I can really use Your help today in several areas of life in which I feel limited on my own. Please give me strength to overcome these self-limiting weaknesses so that I may instead be victorious and feel relieved that You are truly in control. Instead of worry, help me to spend those energies on praising You and lifting up the name of Your Son that You sacrificed for all. Instead of feeling overwhelmed with so much to be done, please help me to feel victorious through the unlimited power and might of the almighty God that I serve. I have whispered three main concerns to You this morning Father, and I will go on in faith believing that You are now in control of all three situations and that I needn’t worry about these anymore. Thank You Jesus for being my provider! “I love You Lord, and I lift my voice, to worship You, Oh my soul, rejoice!….”