The Whole Time
2 Kings 6:16-17 ESV
I initially entitled this blog, "See clearly!", but then I realized that even when we can't see clearly, it doesn't change our Heavenly reality.
You see in this particular instance, the enemy's army had come and surrounded the place where Elisha and his servant was. They had come to find Elisha because his prophecy had brought about their defeat. The servant of Elisha awoke and went out and there he found their enemy surrounding them. Somewhat in a panic, he came back to the Man of GOD and said, what are we going to do, they are surrounding us! Elisha calmly advised him to not worry for those who were with them were greater in number than those that were with their enemy. Then Elisha prayed and asked the LORD to open the servant's eyes. You're possibly wondering; could he not see, since he was the one who came to tell Elisha about the army outside? The answer is both yes and no. He could see, but only in the physical realm. Elisha could see with both his physical and spiritual eyes so he asked the LORD to allow his servant to do the same. So GOD did just that. When the servant looked again, he saw the mountain full of horses and chariots of fire.
The chariots were there the whole time. Today, I ask that your eyes will be opened, right in the middle of your situation. That you will see that GOD has been with you the whole time. I know when you immediately assess the situation, it appears that you're out numbered. I know it looks like there is no way out. I know that you've combed over every single option for an escape plan and nothing at all can seem to come in time to save you or to change your situation in the least. Yet, I encourage you to look again. Yet, I pray that your eyes will be opened and that you will see that GOD has been with you "in" your situation the whole time.
We are so often, quick to believe that when we are in a tough situation that GOD must be really far from us. Yet, GOD is not moved by what "appears to be" a bad situation. HE is GOD!!! HE has promised to be with us to the end of the world. Your current situation is no surprise to GOD. HE has already prepared a way of escape for you. Ahead of you is your door, your provision and your salvation. Rest in knowing that no matter what you may face in this day, that GOD is greater than it and has you surrounded!