Learning from Elisha

2 Kings 5-8

Tonight I read more about Elisha and the miracles that he performed.  I’m still tired and facing internal battles…but I do take hope from these words that Elisha told his servant who saw the enemy approaching:

Do not fear, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.”

Then Elisha prayed that God would open his servant’s eyes so he could discern the spiritual battle around him…in that moment, he saw what God saw…a vast army of horses and chariots of fire around Elisha.

There have been times in my life when I have glimpsed a tiny reflection of God’s glory…such as the car wreck I had when my car hydroplaned.  I was not touching the steering wheel, yet it turned and moved me safely out of harm’s way.  That was a glimpse of the glory.

Maybe my battles with anxiety can be won in the same way?  Through prayer, that God would open my eyes?  In that way I will put on the full armor of God.  Though invisible, it is as real as my anxiety that is felt rather than seen…as real as the wind I feel on my face but do not actually see.

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