Grace and peace be unto you
A Word of Encouragement…
“No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us” (Romans 8:37).
According to the author of 2 Kings, the King of Syria was upset that the prophet Elisha warned the King of Israel about his plans to ambush him, and so he sent his officers to find Elisha’s whereabouts. They returned and told him that he was in Dothan. Wasting no time, the king sent a strong army with horses and chariots by night and they surrounded the city, intending to capture Elisha (2 Kings 6:13-14).
Elisha was focused on maintaining a good relationship with the Lord and fulfilling his purpose, hence he was unconcerned about those who wish him harm or tried to harm him. He was confident that God would protect him whenever it is necessary.
As the story goes, early the next morning, when Elisha’s servant got up and went outside, he saw the army with horses and chariots surrounding the city. He cried out to Elisha, “Oh no, my lord! what shall we do? Elisha said, “Don’t be afraid, those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” Elisha then prayed, “Open his eyes, Lord, so that he may see.” In accordance with Elisha’s request, the Lord opened the servant’s eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha (2 Kings 6:15-17).
The king made plans to capture Elisha but was unprepared for God’s army. He overlooked the fact that God was watching and protects his children. God is always ahead of your enemies. He is more powerful than all your enemies combined, do not fear, trust him for your protection and success. Similar to Elisha, perhaps you need to ask God to open your eyes and mind so that you understand the magnitude of his power. The Bible says, “…the Spirit who lives in you is greater than the spirit who lives in the world” (1 John 4:4).