Feeling out-numbered?

Scripture Reading for April 10: 2nd Kings 4-8

Have you ever been in a situation where you felt you were outnumbered and under-equipped?  I loved spending time with my father who was a veteran of World War II.  He was drafted in 1941 and spent four years in the Army as a messenger and driver for the officers of the Third Armored Division.  He went ashore a few days after D-Day on Normandy beach and fought in the Battle of the Bulge.  As he was driving an officer on a mission, he suddenly came upon a German tank.  He did a u-turn before his passenger could say a word and beat a path for the cover of his company.  As he topped a hill, a shell exploded behind his jeep. He soon passed one of his own tanks who covered him.  My father knew what it was like to be in enemy territory and out-numbered!  However, there were more for him than against him that day, watching over him!

The Arameans were angry at Elisha, who was warning the king of Israel about their plans of attack.  They found out Elisha was staying at Dothan, and came at night and surrounded the city with soldiers, horses and chariots.  Elisha’s servant went out the next morning and saw the great army and came back to Elisha alarmed.  Elisha prayed that the servant would be able to see all their heavenly help. As this enemy approached, Elisha prayed again, asking the Lord to strike his enemy with blindness.  He then led this army to Samaria to the king of Israel and then prayed to open their eyes.  God again answered!  What a walk of faith to experience God’s abundant help and victory!

God still answers prayer and responds to faith.  Do you need fresh vision today?  Will you take time to ask the Lord to open your eyes! Confess the truth: “There’s more for me than against me!”

“And Elisha prayed, “O Lord, open his eyes so he may see.”  Then the Lord opened his servant’s eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha. 2nd Kings 6:17

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