I love the account of Elisha and his servant when the King of Aram sent his army to capture Elisha (2 Kings 6:8-23).
“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, 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, ‘O LORD, open his eyes so 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.”
How many times are we like Elisha’s servant with shaky legs and melting hearts asking ourselves and others, “What shall we do?”
Where is our faith? Where is us taking God at His word to be our Savior, Defender, and to rescue us if we only ask?
Isaiah 19:20, “It will be a sign and witness to the LORD Almighty in the land of Egypt. When they cry out to the LORD because of their oppressors, he will send them a savior and defender, and he will rescue them.”
Our God is the same yesterday, today, and forever. (Heb 13:8)
We follow the One who says, “I am the LORD, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me? (Jeremiah 32:27)
Jehovah Jireh — my Provider. He is perfectly faithful in coming through with His power and bringing Himself glory through the impossible situations of our churches that need cleansing, our marriages that need strengthening, and our ministries that need the wind of the Holy Spirit’s fresh empowering . . . if only we would pray and believe that He is who He says He is as in Zephaniah 3:17.
“The LORD your God is with you,
he is mighty to save.
He will take great delight in you,
he will quiet you with his love,
he will rejoice over you with singing.”
We can be utterly secure in His love, attention, care, protection, and His victory over the vast armies that are coming against us (2 Chronicles 20:12-17).
“Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” (2 Kings 6:16)
Let us reconsider the power that has been given us through prayer and then let us reconfigure our lives and purposes accordingly.