Question Answer Series [15]: Why should I not be afraid?


Question: Why should I not be afraid?

Answer: “Don’t be afraid,” the prophet answered. “Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” 2 Kings 6:16

Story: The king of Aram was furious since Elisha was telling the king of Israel every battle plan of King Aram, even though they were speaking in Aram’s palace.” Hearing this the king said, “Go and find out where he is. I’ll send someone and capture him.” The report came back, “He’s in Dothan.” Then he dispatched horses and chariots, an impressive fighting force. They came by night and surrounded the city. Early in the morning a servant of the Holy Man got up and went out. Surprise! Horses and chariots surrounding the city! The young man exclaimed, “Oh, master! What shall we do?” He said, “Don’t worry about it—there are more on our side than on their side.” Then Elisha prayed, “O God, open his eyes and let him see. The eyes of the young man were opened and he saw. A wonder! The whole mountain side full of horses and chariots of fire surrounding Elisha! When the Arameans attacked, Elisha prayed to God, “Strike these people blind!” And God struck them blind, just as Elisha said.

Lesson: Elisha was surrounded by a powerful army, it was seen by Elisha and his servant, servant panicked but Elisha was very calm. Same mountain and the same situation. The reason we know Elisha saw something that his servant did not see. Elisha saw the army of the Lord, in our challenges, we should see the presence of the Lord. Nahum 1:3 “The LORD hath his way in the whirlwind and in the storm” The Lord has His way even in the valley of death, and David could experience it. So it is not where we are, the question is, are we seeing the ways of the Lord? That’s why Moses was different Psalm 103:7 “He made known his ways to Moses, his acts to the people of Israel.”

Prayer: Lord, like Elisha, Moses, and David, help us to see your army, your way, and hear your voice in our storms. Amen.

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