December 1, 2021 –
When I open my eyes each morning, the first thing I see is either the ceiling or a bedroom wall. Nothing is exciting or unusual about this first glimpse of the new day.
I don’t know what you see when you open your eyes, but Scripture does have excellent examples of eye-opening experiences. For example, the king of Aram sent horses, chariots, and a massive army to capture the prophet, Elisha. As ordered, the army went by night and surrounded the city of Dothan.
The Bible says, “When the servant of the man of God got up early and went out, he discovered an army with horses and chariots surrounding the city. So, he asked Elisha, ‘Oh, my master, what are we to do?” Elisha said, “Don’t be afraid, for those who are with us outnumber those who are with them.” Then Elisha prayed, “Lord, please open his (Elisha’s servant) eyes and let him see.” So the Lord opened the servant’s eyes. He looked and saw that the mountain was covered with horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha. (2 Kings 6:15-17)
When problems make you feel outnumbered, don’t be afraid. Pray, “God, open my eyes so I may see that “the heavenly army” is more powerful than the problems that outnumber me.”