Have you ever looked at a situation and lost all hope? Perhaps right now you are feeling defeated by your circumstances. Today I want to encourage you with a passage of Scripture I read this week in 2 Kings 6.
We find Elisha, a prophet, talking with his servant. King Aram is not happy with Elisha and has sent troops to seize him. As Elisha’s servant looks outside and see troops, horses, and chariots everywhere, he cries out in fear to Elisha. In verse 16, Elisha responds, “Don’t be afraid! For there are more on our side than on theirs.”
I imagine that his servant is very confused by Elisha’s words. From what he can see, they are completely outnumbered. This is why I love what Elisha prays next in verse 17, “O Lord, open his eyes and let him see.”
Immediately, the servant’s spiritual eyes are opened! He saw that they were not alone; He saw an angel army sent by God to protect them.
Perspective changes everything.
I love what Lysa TerKeurst says in the Proverbs 31 Ministries First 5 App about this passage. She says, “There are always two realities to everything we face: A physical reality but also a spiritual reality.”
So many times, we look at our circumstances through a limited lens. We try to understand through our human eyes. Today, I want us to say that same prayer that Elisha spoke, “O Lord, open our eyes and let us see.”
Personalize this prayer today and say it out loud, “God, Open My Spiritual Eyes.”
Open my spiritual eyes to see that I am not alone in these hard circumstances. Open my spiritual eyes to see that you will never leave me nor forsake me. Open my spiritual eyes to see your protection and provision over my life even when my circumstances try to tell me differently.
Friend, perspective is so important as you are walking through your unexpected storm.
So today, if you are feeling defeated by life’s circumstances, I pray you will trust that God is working even when you cannot see it with your human eyes. I pray for God’s strength, comfort, and love to get you through this. But most importantly, I pray you ask for God’s perspective like Elisha did for his servant.
“O Lord, Open My Spiritual Eyes and Let Me See.”
41 Strong Podcast: Episode 166
Last Wednesday, I recorded live on the 41 Strong Podcast. I would love for you to hear more of my story. My favorite part was sharing about my broken clay pot and the time I shared my testimony in Rwanda. To listen on You Tube, click the link below the graphic.