Open Our Eyes and Let Us See

Once in Disney World in Orlando, I went to a show titled, “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids,” in 3-D. It was fun until what appeared to be a giant snake started coming out of the screen and into the audience. All I could do was scream! I just knew there was no escaping the pain of a snake bite, until I remembered that all I had to do was remove the 3-D classes, or just open my eyes and see that it was an illusion, not real at all.

Sometimes, I have felt that way about problems in my life, meaning that they seemed so huge that there was no way to escape the pain of them and no way to be victorious over them. I would panic and be anxious until I remembered to pray and place the battle in the hands of God, who sees things from a different perspective than we do.

In 2 Kings 6, we find the story of Elisha’s encounter with the Aramean army.   When the king discovered that Elisha, the prophet in Israel, was relating all of his plans to Israel, he sent a large army to surround the city of Dothan and seize Elisha.  When Elisha’s servant, Gehazi, saw them, he started to panic, thinking all was lost. But Elisha told the servant not to be afraid. He said, “For there are more on our side than on theirs!”

But, Gehazi, the servant, could not see what Elisha was seeing. So, Elisha prayed, “O Lord, open his eyes and let him see!” The Lord opened the young man’s eyes, and when he looked up, he saw that the hillside around Elisha was filled with horses and chariots of fire.” Elisha knew that the battle was God’s and not his, and that God had already supplied the help needed; what was needed was for eyes to be opened to see it.

We all endure some problems that seem too big to defeat by ourselves. A failing marriage. Unemployment. More bills than money to cover them. A addict in the family. Cancer. Loss of a loved one. Natural disasters.  If you have never endured anything that seemed insurmountable, then just keep on living! No one escapes this life without trials and tribulations. But, when they come, let us remember to see the problems from God’s view, not through our limited view. Psalm 46:1 states, “God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble.”  And Hebrews 4:16 reminds us, “So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.

Too often we see our problems through  3-D-like lens. They seem so large that we become anxious and feel like nothing can be done to right the situation. But, if we would just take off those glasses and open our eyes, we will remember that the battle is not ours, but God’s (2 Chronicles 20:15), and that greater is He that is in us than the one who is in the world (1 John 4:4). So, my prayer today is that whatever you are enduring right now, God will open your eyes and let you see that you are not alone, and that you are surrounded by a force greater than any enemy can unleash, for there is nothing and no one greater than our God.

Heavenly Father,

Open our eyes and let us see that we are not alone, and that no matter how bad the situation looks, it is not too hard for You. Open our eyes and let us see You move in our lives, so that when we have experienced Your help, we will be willing to testify to others of Your power, grace, and tender mercies that are new every morning. You brought me through troubles that I thought would never end and would be the death of me, so now I can tell the world that there is nothing is impossible for you to handle. Praise Your Holy Name. In Jesus’s Name, Amen.

 

 

 

 

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