Those Who Are With Us

Photo by Cobra 15 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.

 16 “Don’t be afraid,” the prophet answered. “Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.”

 17 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. 2 Kings 6:15-17 (NIV)

My husband and I were just talking about this portion of Scripture. Can you imagine? You get up one morning and the enemy has surrounded you. Everywhere you look danger is lurking.

I think we do feel like that some mornings. We are:

  • heading to the doctor for results from a medical test.
  • talking to a friend or family member about a painful subject.
  • dealing with a difficult child.
  • grieving a loss.
  • going to a dangerous area for missions.
  • fighting depression.
  • ___________________.

It’s on those mornings we want to say with the Psalmist:

 1 I lift up my eyes to the mountains—where does my help come from?
2 My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth. Psalm 121:1-2 (NIV)

Dear Lord, Open the eyes of our hearts that we might know Your presence. Help us to stand with confidence trusting that you are with us in our fiercest battles. You have promised us that You will never leave us nor forsake us. Remove our fear that we might stand in victory, facing each and every day confident that we can trust Your promises – for You are trustworthy. To the praise and glory of Your holy name. Amen.

10 Responses to Those Who Are With Us
  1. Courtney
    March 3, 2011 | 6:30 am

    Thank you for this. I love how simple it is – Open my eyes, to see God right here. Simple, but not easy. Thank you for this important reminder.

    • Deb
      March 3, 2011 | 11:15 am

      You’re welcome Courtney! I glad you were blessed. It is something I constantly need to be reminded of myself. Blessings!!

  2. Tricia
    March 3, 2011 | 8:32 am

    To wake up surrounded by the enemy would be awful. But to wake up surrounded by the enemy with the strongest army in the world standing right next to you is amazing.

    • Deb
      March 3, 2011 | 11:15 am

      Amen Tricia! Amen!

  3. Barbie
    March 4, 2011 | 1:37 am

    I love this. It relates closely to my most recent post. In fact, we quoted the same scripture! I love when God does that. He is truly trying to get my attention! Blessings!

  4. Kendra
    March 7, 2011 | 5:53 pm

    I so want to remember this verse! What a verse to calm your fears in the midst of your personal battles! Thank you for sharing this today.



    • Deb
      March 10, 2011 | 5:35 pm

      Hi Kendra, So glad you visit us, and I so appreciate your comment. I just visited your beautiful blog and look forward to visiting again very soon. Many blessings to you as you serve our Lord!

  5. pat
    March 19, 2011 | 12:54 pm

    Wonderful post Deb I truly enjoyed the read.
    Numbers 6:24~26

  6. Julie
    May 6, 2011 | 5:23 am

    I am exhausted today and have a long day ahead. I woke up already feeling defeated before the day even began. Then I read your devotion. God has recently used Psalm 121 in tremendous ways in my life, so when I read those verses I laughed and cried at the same time! Thanks for the reminder that “My help comes from the Lord!”

  7. Deb
    May 28, 2011 | 11:18 am

    Wonderful to hear from you Pat and Julie. I am so humbled when the Lord uses a post to bless others. I’m only writing those reminders which I need myself. How blessed we are to know we are in this walk of faith together.