TRUSTING GOD IN TIMES OF NEED

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HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div

 

“And he answered, Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them.” 2 Kings 6:16

One phone call in June 2018 and my life crumbled into a pile of dust easily blown away by shock and unbelief. In a moment, my trust in God was tested as never before. Could I trust Him with this? I know that He was there for me, but the shock threw me off my feet. I got up and in my heart I said Thou art still God and You never failed and please don’t fail me today.

Trusting God would certainly be easier if we could see Him and His angel armies face to face. But even though we can’t see the physical realm, we can trust they’re in the spiritual realm — a realm more powerful than anything we could ever imagine. Even when we don’t see God working, we can be sure He is.

God shows us a powerful glimpse into that spiritual realm in 2 Kings 6:8-18. Ancient Aram (modern-day Syria) was fighting the Israelites, and God used His prophet, Elisha, to predict how the Arameans would attack, to warn the Israelite army.

The Bible explains that this enraged the king of Aram, so he began plotting to attack the city and cut off Elisha from helping Israel.

But God stepped in and protected Elisha and his servant and even changed what they were allowed to see. As it was then, so it is today and there are times when you envision losing the battle and at the very last moment God stepped in and save the day. There is no waste of time in reaching the Throne of God. Just call on Him and let Him have His way in the situation. He may break you and cause you to weep but it is your humility before the Lord.

And when the servant of the man of God was risen early, and gone forth, behold, an host compassed the city both with horses and chariots. And his servant said unto him, Alas, my master! how shall we do? 16 And he answered, Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them. 17 And Elisha prayed, and said, Lord, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the Lord opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha.” (2 Kings 6:15-17).

I’ve felt like this before. Haven’t you? Difficult circumstances press in from every side. “This is too much for me!” I cry, “I can’t do this anymore. I don’t even want to go out of my house. Where are You, God? You promised You would never leave me or forsake me, but I don’t sense Your presence. Why aren’t You doing something? I want out of this story!”

Honest. Raw. Somewhat embarrassing to admit. Sensing the enemies all around, we’re surrounded by problems we cannot solve and people we cannot control.

Elisha’s servant probably felt the same way.

His faith was as flimsy as the tent flaps he stood behind. Elisha’s was as strong as the tent peg anchoring the canvas in place.

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

Did you catch that? Do not be afraid. God is greater.

So when the enemies rush in like a flood The Lord raises a standard of righteousness. That is all it takes to defeat the enemy. The battle is the Lord and vengeance He will repay on behalf of His children. You have a testimony and you have proven the Lord for He is good.

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