Have you ever felt like you’re stuck in the middle of a spiritual battle? It’s just a constant fight of one thing after the other. Many times, it’s easy to get stuck in those battles! Some people never make it out because they become accustomed to fighting and they have given into the lie that life is meant to be a battle.
I love the story that we read in 2 Kings 6:15-17. The Syrian King had sent out an army to take Elisha captive.
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 no, 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, “Open his eyes, Lord, so that 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.”
Early the next morning, Elisha saw the army ready to attack. When Elisha’s servant became fearful, Elisha asked God to open the eyes of the young man. Instead of giving into fear and becoming a victim, Elisha stood in prayer and faith!
Can you imagine seeing chariots of fire surrounding you and your battle? Who knows what God may accomplish through prayer. The prophet Elisha experienced the miraculous protection of God as the result of prayer. Elisha didn’t pray that his servant would stop seeing the enemy, he prayed that he would start seeing the goodness and provision of the Lord.
Trusting God means looking beyond what we can see to what he sees!
Instead of telling God how Big your problems are, start telling your problems how BIG your God is!