2 Kings 6:8-17
Elisha's servant cried out: "What shall we do?" The king of Syria had a plan to eliminate Elisha the prophet and he sent a great army at night to surround the city. God was giving Elisha revelations about the Syrians plans to attack Israel. Elisha's servant woke early in the morning and saw the city surrounded. Elisha's servant said: "Alas, my master what shall we do?"
This desperate situation filled his mind with fear, loss and grief. We will face unfortunate circumstances, but we must remember our future is sealed! The only thing the servant could see was the impossible situation they were experiencing.
Elisha's servant was given a glimpse of the supernatural forces which are sent to guard God's people. God has resources that are protecting us that we cannot see; Elisha prayed: "open his eyes." The young man saw the mountains were full of horses with chariots of fire round about Elisha.
God's people there is so much we do not see! We do not see Divine protection: we read in Psalm 91 about this protection. We do not see the Heavenly representatives watching over us: Psalm 91:11 "For He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways." We do not see what is at our disposal when we face trouble: "Or do you think that I cannot now pray to My Father and He will provide Me with more than 12 legions of angels?" Matthew 26:53. We do not see God's plans for our future: "For I know the thoughts I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope," Jeremiah 29:11. We do not see God's eternal authority: "For it is written "As I live, says the Lord, Every knee shall bow to me," Romans 12:11. Pray today: "Jesus open my eyes."