Do Not Fear, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them

2 Kings 6:15-17 NKJV

15 And when the servant of the man of God arose early and went out, there was an army, surrounding the city with horses and chariots. And his servant said to him, “Alas, my master! What shall we do?”

16 So he answered, “Do not fear, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” 17 And Elisha prayed, and said, “Lord, I pray, open his eyes that he may see.” Then the Lord opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw. And behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.

One of our enemy’s oldest tricks is to make us feel all alone, weak and powerless.

Elisha’s servant saw the massive enemy army and wondered what to do other than fear. He probably thought it was over for him, Elisha and all of the children of God.

Elijah thought he was the only one left of God’s prophets (1 Kings 18:22) but God reassured him that He kept 7000 prophets (2 Kings 19:18).

The apostle Paul felt alone on many occasions:

Be diligent to come to me quickly; 10 for Demas has forsaken me…Crescens for Galatia, Titus for Dalmatia. 11 Only Luke is with me…Tychicus I have sent to Ephesus…14 Alexander the coppersmith did me much harm…16 At my first defense no one stood with me, but all forsook me. May it not be charged against them.  2 Timothy 4:9-16 NKJV

It’s easy to feel abandoned and powerless. But we need the Lord to open our eyes as He did for Elisha and realize that:  “if God is for us, who can be against us?”Romans 8:31

When Paul was abandoned from his colleagues, the Lord gave Paul a vision in Acts 18:9-10 NKJV that he wasn’t alone.

Now the Lord spoke to Paul in the night by a vision, “Do not be afraid, but speak, and do not keep silent; 10 for I am with you, and no one will attack you to hurt you; for I have many people in this city.”

Today, with the direction our country is heading, there seems to be an assault on churches and people of faith. It may seem like we are alone, weak and powerless.

You may feel weak, alone, and powerless, surrounded by armies of problems. But if you pray to the Lord, He will open your eyes, and speak to you like he did the many people who were in the same boat or worse in the past.

This point resonates through the following song by Michael W. Smith

 

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