‘…Lord, open his eyes so he may see…’ 2 Kings 6:17 NIV
The Bible records: ‘When the servant of the man of God got up and went out early the next morning, an army with horses and chariots had surrounded the city. Oh, my lord, what shall we do? the servant asked. Don’t be afraid, the prophet answered. Those who are with us are more than those are who are with them. And Elisha prayed, O Lord, open his eyes so he may see. Then the Lord opened the servant’s eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.’ (2 Kings 6:15-17 NIV) By God’s power, the servant saw angels. And God can help you to see His hand at work in what you’re going through today. He never promises to remove us from our struggles, but He promises to change the way we look at them. After listing many of his problems, Paul writes: ‘In all these things we have complete victory through Him…’ (Romans 8:37 GNT) We’d prefer another phrase. We’d opt for ‘apart from all these things,’ but Paul says, ‘In all these things.’ The solution is not to avoid trouble, but to change the way we see it. God asks, ‘Who gives a person sight?’ Then answers, ‘It is I, the Lord.’ (Exodus 4:11 GWT) God let Elisha’s servant see an army of angels, Jacob see a ladder that went into Heaven, and Saul of Tarsus see Jesus on the road to Damascus. The blind man said to Jesus, ‘…I want to see,’ (Mark 10:51 NIV) and he walked away with clear vision. Today ask God to let you see His hand in it.
SoulFood: Num 3:1-4:33, Matt 13:47-58, Ps 138, Pr 4:14-17
The Word for Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright 2012