It is so easy to be caught up in the everyday motions in our lives. And to become overwhelmed and beat down by the arrows that the enemy constantly throws our way. I know for me this has been occurring in my life as of late. Maybe not in drastic measures, but nevertheless, this does happen to everyone at some point.
I believe that we so easily forget that our God is a God who fights for us! He is our defender, our shield, and our deliverer. He is our Keeper and He protects us. He is a God who goes beyond the boundaries of mortal men to do what He needs to do to protect His children.
In 2 Kings, chapter 6, the king of Syria was not exactly pleased with Elisha. He sent some men to the city where Elisha was staying to seize him. He ordered a great army to surround the city. Elisha’s servant looked out and saw the armies assembled and was afraid, asking Elisha what they should do. Elisha told the servant, “Do not be afraid, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” He then prayed, asking the Lord to open up the servant’s eyes ‘that he may see,’ and his eyes were opened. He then saw armies of chariots and horses of fire that outnumbered those of the Syrian armies. Then when the Syrians came to attack, Elisha prayed asking God to strike the people with blindness. And He did!The Syrian armies became blind and Elisha was able to lead them to Samaria, away from their objective target, where he then prayed and asked the Lord to open their eyes once again.
God is so amazing, to think that He went as far as to physically blind the Syrians in order to protect Elisha. And that He placed all of those horses and chariots of fire,encamped around the city, it is evident that He was and is greater above any earthly armies.
He is a God who is able to do the seemingly impossible! In Joshua 10, He even caused the sun to stand still in the sky and the moon to stop for a day! We serve a truly astounding God.
We have to remember that He is on our side, always leading, shielding, and fighting for us. He is greater than any darts the enemy may throw at us, and He has given us the strength to stand strong being unshaken in these times. He promises to be with us, through the great times and the bad.
He also delights in hearing our voice asking Him to move for His glory. Think of Elisha, asking Him to open the servant’s eyes and to blind the Syrian armies. And of Joshua,asking the Lord to make the sun and moon stand still. And the Lord did these things. In Matthew 7, Jesus tells us that whoever asks, it will be given, whoever seeks will find, and whoever knocks, the door will be opened to them. Clearly, He is just waiting for us to ask Him.
Thanks Brianna (Joy in Death) for contributing to the blog once again. I pray that we would know that God is our shield and protector.