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2 Kings 6:17
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.
Remember when we were kids and we were afraid of the dark. We always thought that something was in our closets, or under the bed, or peeking in the window ready to get us as soon as we closed our eyes.
Today as adults we still fear, but not really the dark, but basically what we see in the world.
Maybe it creditors banging on your door.
It could be someone at your job that seems to have it in for you.
It could be as close as your spouse who you know couldn't really love you because they don't show you in that way you want him or her too.
We all have some type of fears, but a lot of these fears come from spiritual warfare; meaning the rulers of darkness want to torment you and try to put these thoughts in your mind, such as the ones we just mentioned or they could be your own personal fears.
But what we seem to forget is that we are not alone in this spiritual warfare.
In today's devotional the king of Syria was angry with Elisha and sent an army to surround the city of Dothan, to capture and kill Elisha.
Elisha wasn't afraid because he saw the spiritual things of the Lord, but his servant was afraid because he didn't seek the Lord as Elisha did and was blinded to the spiritual truth of God's strength.
So Elisha asked the Lord to open his eyes so that his servant could see how the Lord was protecting them.
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.
So who or what are you fearing today?
Ask the Lord to open your eyes so that you could see how His hand is upon your life and that you really have nothing to fear.
Isaiah 35:4 Say to those who are fearful-hearted,
"Be strong, do not fear!
Behold, your God will come with vengeance,
With the recompense of God;
He will come and save you."