Today’s Scripture: And when the servant of the man of God was risen early and gone forth, behold, an host compassed the city both with horses and chariots. And his servant said unto him, Alas, my master! How shall we do? And he answered, Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them. And Elisha prayed, and said, LORD, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the LORD opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw and behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots and fire round about Elisha. 2 Samuel 6:15-17
There really are angels galore! If we could only see our world as Elisha’s young servant was allowed to see! If we saw that hidden world, every ailment caused by worry would vanish. No more inferiority complexes either. Often here in America, the biggest problem some people have is worrying about what someone is going to say about them. Yet, if we really saw the angels around us, we just wouldn’t care anymore. We could focus on what is really important!
Truth be known, if we have Christ, that’s all we need. Christians have everything we will ever need. As a Christian, we have our Savior, Redeemer, Who is also our Advocate. We also have the Holy Spirit who dwells within us. Yet our Loving Father takes it one step further. Just think, there are millions of angels all around us! Almost every one of us, as Christians, can think of a time in our life when we can’t explain how we were protected from some huge danger. When we are in danger, all of a sudden, an urgent prayer goes out, “Oh, Father, Help me! I need help. Protect me!” A wonderful miracle occurs just in the nick of time.
I am certain in Heaven, God will reveal times where we did not even know danger was around, and an angel thwarted the event.
Is it possible for us to see just like Elisha and his servant?
It takes eyes of faith. I’m not saying that you may visually see the angels round about you, but through the eyes of faith, you can KNOW that they are there!
The angel of the LORD encampeth round about them that fear Him, and delivereth them. Psalm 34:7
What are you fretting about today? Perhaps, if you look at the big picture and ask the LORD to open your eyes, you might see the wonderful ways the LORD has already provided a variety of assistance for you.
Devotional by Jim Scudder Jr.