Day 227: Elisha’s Army (August 15)

2 Kings 6:15-17 

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 no, 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 who are with them.”  And Elisha prayed, “Open his eyes, Lord, so that 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. 

No matter where you are or what challenges you are facing today, you are not alone. The God of angel armies is by your side.

I feel God stirring in my heart that some of you are facing impossible odds.  Some of you are facing things that those of this world would tell you are going to destroy you.  But I say, “Not today!”  Right now, I pray that God would open your spiritual eyes to see His guard standing around you.  I pray you would see the angel army assigned to your watch and assigned to your family.  Yes, I fully believe that God places angels around us as protection, and many times I’ve seen them.

Once while worshiping, I felt God drawing me to go worship Him in my garage.  The door was opened and that meant the people driving by and walking by could see me, and I felt nervous and exposed.  Suddenly, I saw a giant (to me) angel standing guard at the door.  I felt peace and began to sing worship with my eyes closed and arms outstretched to heaven.  This story happened many years ago, and ever since I have been acutely aware of angelic protection around me and my family.

It’s a lot easier to walk confidently when you know who is guarding you, and furthermore Who sent them.

We are not alone.  We sing that in songs and read it, but do you truly believe it?  Until you do, it may be hard to walk a life of bold faith.

Abba, I pray that You would show Yourself to every single person reading this devotional today.  Let them see how You surround them.  Remind them of times past when Your presence has walked alongside them.  Show them how You have protected them throughout their whole life, even when they didn’t realize it.  Open our eyes to see You every day.  Let us always walk in confidence because we know Who our Father is and what He can do.

Nothing is impossible with God.  Nothing is impossible for God.

For nothing will be impossible with God.  Luke 1:37

Don’t fear, because I am with you; don’t be afraid, for I am your God.  I will strengthen you, I will surely help you; I will hold you with my righteous strong hand.  Isaiah 41:10