Look Up


“Don’t be afraid!” Elisha told him. “For there are more on our side than on theirs!”

Then 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.” — 2 Kings 6:16-17 (NLT)

The Prophet Elisha prayed to God to open the eyes of his assistant. The army of the king of Syria had come to capture Elisha and bring him before their king. Elisha was not troubled, but his assistant was filled with fear. 

The assistant saw the physical army that surrounded them, but he forgot to whom they belonged. Elisha prayed and God opened the eyes of the assistant. 

Are your eyes open? Sometimes, circumstances seem to make us oblivious of the Most High God. We forget that we are children of the King of Kings, that the Lord of All has sent His Son to save us. Instead, we are frozen by fear and devastated by the situations in our lives.

When overwhelmed, we must remember to pray. As followers of Christ, we belong to the Lord and should always look to Him for our help in time of need. The Lord is our Helper, our Redeemer and our Friend.

Thank you Lord that you open our eyes to your glory. 

Our God hears,
Beverlie Brooks