SUMMARY: Angels everywhere
OVERVIEW: The king of Aram was angry that his plans to defeat Israel were continually frustrated by Elisha informing King Jehoram of Aram’s intentions. In an attempt to capture Elisha, he leads them directly into the hands of Israel’s king.
BIG IDEA: God and his protection surround us at all times.
KEY VERSE: 2 Kings 6:17 (Elisha’s prayer)
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.
IF GOD WROTE YOU A LETTER
Visualize where you are throughout the day. Think about where you live, where you go during the day, where you eat lunch, the places you visit in the evening, and your home at night. In each of those places, I am with you. There’s nowhere you can go that is beyond my reach or span of care. I not only go with you, but I am for you. You will find me every day of the year and every hour of the day.
Ask me for greater awareness of my presence. Request that your eyes will see the spiritual world around you. Even if you never see it, it is there, and I am with you. Let that truth give you comfort and remind you that I am always at work. Nothing catches me off-guard. I am never surprised. But don’t take my presence for granted. Make wise choices when you decide where to go. Even better, follow me, and I will provide precisely what you need when you need it.
Is there a particular fear that overwhelms you? Review verses 16-17 every time you feel fearful. Remind yourself of God’s presence, pray with the confidence that God is with you, and take your next step of faith.