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Present & Pleased Devotional DAY TWENTYTHREE

The song WE YOUR PEOPLE comes from a story found in 2 Kings.

The prophet Elisha and his servant are trapped. The city they are staying in is surrounded by an enemy army sent specifically to capture them.

2 Kings 6:15 "When the servant of the man of God got up early the next morning and went outside, there were troops, horses, and chariots everywhere. “Oh, sir, what will we do now?” the young man cried to Elisha."

There’s panic in the tone of the man with Elisha. He’s worried, and rightfully so. In his human-ness he freaks out a little bit but look what Elisha says to him:

2 Kings 6:16-18 "'Don’t be afraid!' Elisha told him. 'For there are more on our side than on theirs!' Then Elisha prayed, 'O Lord, open his eyes and let him see!' The Lord opened the young man’s eyes, and when he looked up, he saw that the hillside around Elisha was filled with horses and chariots of fire. As the Aramean army advanced toward him, Elisha prayed, 'O Lord, please make them blind.' So the Lord struck them with blindness as Elisha had asked."

How many times have we been in a similar spot? Frozen in fear. Surrounded by something we see as insurmountable. A job loss. A sickness. A circumstance we just don’t see ourselves escaping alive.  

As we spend this time shifting our focus from the problem to the problem solver, let’s pray God will open our eyes too! Like the man with Elisha, we would become more aware of HIS power and HIS presence. Where depression cheers up. Where darkness shatters. Dead breathe. Lame leap. Strongholds cower, and enemy armies go blind.

Be encouraged today, “there are more on our side then on theirs!”


JON HENNINGER
lead pastor

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