“Don’t be afraid,” the prophet answered. “Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” (2 Kings 6:16 NIV)
The prophet Elisha could see what his own servant couldn’t see: God was for them, not against them. When the army of the king of Aram surrounded the city in order to capture Elisha (because the prophet was disclosing his war plans to the king of Israel), the servant panicked, “Oh no, my lord! What shall we do?” the servant asked” (2 Kings 6:15). Meanwhile, Elisha was praying that his servant would see what he could see. “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” (vv.16-17). While the servant saw an army of the king of Aram surrounding them, Elisha saw the army of the heavenly King surrounding them. God answered the prayer of His prophet and opened the eyes of the servant so he could see that reality.
As God’s children, most of us struggle to see that God is for us, a truth that could actually set us free from fear and anxiety. It’s no wonder the devil wants to hide it from us. He wants us to see a God who is against us, but that’s a lie. God is on your side, fighting for you. I pray that your eyes will be opened to this truth today because it will change your life forever. No matter what you’re facing, may you see that God is for you, not against you.