Jun
30

The Eyes of Faith

By Matt Prater  //  Journals  //  Comments Off on The Eyes of Faith

Possible Song: Our God is Greater

Many times I am overwhelmed by circumstances: bills coming in, the problems and disasters that happen in the world. In these circumstances, weighing up the odds is the worldly way of looking at things. But, think of David in front of Goliath, Moses in front of the Red Sea, Jonah before Nineveh, Esther before the King. Time and time again men and women of God had the odds stacked against them.

In 2 Kings 6:16-17, we read about God’s supernatural provision. Elisha and his men are surrounded in Dothan city by God’s protection and win in the end.

“Don’t be afraid”, the prophet answered. “Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” And Elisha prayed, “Open his eyes, LORD, so that he may see.” Then the LORD opened the servant’s eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.

How many times in scripture do we see the words “Don’t be afraid”? Fear is one of the enemy’s most used weapons. In the natural, the odds are almost always against us. If we walk by sight and not by faith, we will be crippled by fear. But if we allow the Lord to open our supernatural eyes, to see with the eyes of faith, we will always know, “Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.”

My son, Josh, loves the words of Chris Tomlin’s song, ‘Our God is greater, Our God is stronger, God you are higher than any other, Our God is healer awesome in power our God!’

We need to proclaim those words no matter what the odds are, and like Jehosophat know that “The battle is not yours, but God’s.” Praise and worship your way through any battle!

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