“I will lift up mine eyes unto the Hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth.” Psalm 121:1-2
This Psalm recounts a day in the life of the prophet Elisha taken from 2 Kings. In the story, Elisha is being hunted by an enemy Syrian king, because of specific prophesies he gave the king of Israel to defeat Syria. When the Syrian king finally finds out exactly who is telling the king of Israel his military secrets, he commands his army to seize Elisha.
So, during the night, the Syrian army completely surrounds the city and the prophet’s home. The next morning when Elisha’s servant comes out to do his morning chores, he sees the army surrounding them; fearful, he goes back inside to tell Elisha. However, when Elisha comes out to look at the impending army, he turns to his servant and says, “Have no fear, The Army that is with us is larger than the one against us.” Yet, Elisha’s servant could not see the army of God surrounding the Syrian army. He could only “see” the problem set before him. Once Elisha prayed for his servant’s eyes to be opened, the servant was able to see God’s angelic army of horses and chariots of fire surrounding the Syrian army.
What does all this have to do with you? –Well, just because you can’t see God’s army surrounding you, does not mean it’s not there. Even when things seem the bleakest, do not give up! Because, the reality is, God can change the tide of opportunity in seconds! He can even change an impending army of enemies to your advantage.
So, go ahead, “Lift up your eyes unto the Hills, your help comes from the Lord. Not just any lord, The LORD who made heaven and earth.” L.
**Now it is your turn to write your thoughts regarding today’s verse
Study Reference: Psalm 121:1-2, 2 Kings 6
From: “Your Thoughts: Lord, Open My Eyes.” In The Master’s Hands: 365 Daily Devotions for Everyday Living
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