Eyes to See
June 21, 2022
2 Kings 6:17-20 (ESV)
17 "Then Elisha prayed and said, “O Lord, please open his eyes that he may see.” So 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.
18 "And when the Syrians came down against him, Elisha prayed to the Lord and said, “Please strike this people with blindness.” So he struck them with blindness in accordance with the prayer of Elisha.
19 "And Elisha said to them, “This is not the way, and this is not the city. Follow me, and I will bring you to the man whom you seek.” And he led them to Samaria.
20 "As soon as they entered Samaria, Elisha said, “O Lord, open the eyes of these men, that they may see.” So the Lord opened their eyes and they saw, and behold, they were in the midst of Samaria."
When you can see with your own eyes what God is doing, it will silence the fear that is actively trying to paralyze you. Unbelievable as it may seem Elisha’s servant saw the horses, the chariots, and the great army that had them surrounded. Elisha prayed that the eyes of his servant would be opened and this gave his servant a reason to believe. It built up his confidence. Praise God.
Remember this scripture found in Jeremiah 29:11:
11 "'For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'"
Father, I pray that You would open up our eyes so we can see that our future is still intact with You on our side. Let us see the reality of this strategy that You present to us today. Thank You that it is filled with hope. In Jesus's name, Amen.
Blessings on the journey, and remember that the best is yet to come.