“So one night the king of Aram sent a great army with many chariots and horses to surround the city. 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. ‘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.” – 2 Kings 6:14-18
Here’s some background to this amazing story: The king of Aram was attacking the people of God. Elisha, God’s prophet, would let his king know of upcoming attacks and they would thwart the king of Aram’s plans. The king of Aram accused his commanders of treason, but they informed the king of Elisha’s work against him. Elisha’s servant woke up early one morning and went about his duties only to receive the shock of a lifetime. He was not a soldier; he was a young servant of a prophet. He was scared. Elisha wasn’t scared and comforted his servant by asking God to reveal His supernatural troops. When the servant saw the mighty army of God, he no longer feared the army of soldiers on their doorstep.
When you first get up in the morning and start your daily routine, do you sometimes discover problems that may seem to equal an army on your doorstep? What do you do? Do you run and hide or just give up? Let’s give God the first of every day. Let’s ask God to show us His provision before we even discover the army on our doorstep so we will not be driven to fear at the sight of our problems. God is our protector and He is mighty to save and you are more than a conqueror in His strength!