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Lord, open my eyes that I may see things differently…

“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” 2 Kings 6:17 

When Elisha prayed for this young man, his servant, he knew that this man was afraid because he just saw the magnitude of the impending Syrian army that outnumbered Israel and that was about to attack. The servant saw soldiers, weapons, chariots and the spoils of past Syrian victories and became disheartened and fearful.

When his eyes were opened as Elisha prayed, he saw differently and was not afraid anymore. He now looked not just with his natural eyes, but with his spiritual eyes. He still saw the impending circumstances of the Syrian army, but now he also saw God’s army of angelic beings, horses and chariots fulfilling God’s Word to Elisha, “For those who are with us are more than those who are with them, do not be afraid”. Consequently, the Syrians were blinded and defeated.

How do you see your circumstances and the situations around you? How do you see the events that happen in your life? If you just see them through your natural, fleshly eyes they can appear overwhelming and debilitating making you fearful, doubtful, and anticipating defeat. But if you look with the spiritual eyes of faith and trust in Christ and the vision and sight that God’s Word gives… you will see the hand of God in your situation… His promises, His presence and His power. You will stand with eyes opened like Elisha trusting God for the victory every single time.

Let’s pray today… Lord, open my eyes that I may see things differently… according to your plans and purposes… and according to the sight that faith, trust and the Word of God brings clearly into focus!