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Our Side Outnumbers Them

by J. M. Farro on May 28th, 2023

   “Don’t be afraid, for our side outnumbers them.”  2 Kings 6:16 NET

   These are the words of the prophet Elisha to his servant who couldn’t see “the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha,” until the prophet prayed for him, saying, “Open his eyes, Lord, so that he may see.” (2 Kings 6:17 NIV)  It’s a lesson for all of us when we are facing trials and troubles, and we don’t see the Lord’s activity on our behalf.

   You can’t blame Elisha’s servant for feeling fearful when he sees the massive Aramean army bearing down on them.  He cries out, “Oh, my lord, what shall we do?” (2 Kings 6:15 NIV)  Elisha reassures his servant with the words, “Don’t be afraid, for our side outnumbers them.” (2 Kings 6:16 NET)

   God wants His devoted ones to remember that those who are with us to protect us ALWAYS outnumber those who are against us to destroy us.  Our God is infinitely more powerful than any foe that might oppose us, and He is committed to protecting His faithful ones, especially when they call on Him for help. (Psalm 91:15)

   I don’t know what you are facing today, but if you are a child of God, then I can tell you this with absolute certainty – the Lord already has a custom-made solution for your problem, and no earthly or spiritual enemy will be able to prevent your rescue IF you will cling to Him and His promises with all your might.  If you doubt that, then I urge you to pray, “Lord, open my eyes so that I may see!”

    Lord, when I am confronted with trouble and distress, remind me that You have called me to “walk by faith, not by sight.” (2 Corinthians 5:7)  Reassure me that You are prepared to fight all of my battles for me, and help me to cooperate with You every step of the way. (Deuteronomy 20:4)  Give me “eyes to see” the reality of the unseen world in ways that will encourage my heart. (Matthew 13:16)  Make me as “bold as a lion” so that fear won’t keep me from Your best outcome. (Proverbs 28:1)  Thank You that as I follow Your plan for my deliverance, Your rescue operation will manifest on my behalf!

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