And when the servant of the man of God arose early and went out, there was an army, surrounding the city with horses and chariots. And his servant said to him, “Alas, my master! What shall we do?” 2 Kings 6:15 NLT
It’s never easy finding yourself in an overwhelming situation. You are at a loss about what your response should be. You try to recall a similar situation, you try, but there is not one event in your memory bank that is similar to what is happening at this time. Your first response is to close your eyes and open them again; maybe it is something in your imagination. When you open your eyes again, nothing has changed. You have to acknowledge that you are in the midst of a real crisis.
I could only imagine what this servant of Elisha was thinking and feeling when he got a glimpse of what was taking place around them. Yesterday was a pretty ordinary day, nothing stood out as different. But this morning, he would give anything for ordinary because he didn’t like the view: they were surrounded by enemy horses and chariots. The servant was in a state of panic as the end of his life flashed before his eyes. But the servant of the Lord had no such anxiety. He responded, “Do not fear, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” The servant was confused because he knew what he saw, enemy horses and chariots everywhere!
What do you do when those around you can’t see God’s intervention in the circumstances you are facing? Do you try to explain? There was no time for explanation, it was time to pray. Elisha prayed, “Lord, I pray, open his eyes that he may see.” Then 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.” Then he took care of the issue at hand in the same way. “So when the Syrians came down to him, Elisha prayed to the Lord, and said, “Strike this people, I pray, with blindness.” And He struck them with blindness according to the word of Elisha.” Then Elisha led them to the king and instructed the king to feed them and send them home. Elisha’s problem was resolved through prayer.
Thought for Today: Friend, there is power in prayer.
Have a blessed day and walk in faith and victory.