Sometimes it feels like everything in life is against us, but that’s only because we can’t see the power of everything that is FOR us. Sometimes it feels like there’s no possible way this is all going to work out, but that’s only because we can’t see all that is working in the unseen. Sometimes it feels like we’ve lost the very thing that makes life worth living, but that’s only because we haven’t even begun to experience the fullness of life God has planned for us. There’s so much more than you can see.

You simply can’t see all the power that is working for you. You simply can’t see all that is working in the unseen. You simply cannot see, or even begin to imagine, the unspeakable beauty in an eternal paradise beyond this life.

But what if you could see? What if you could see there’s so much more than what your limited vision has ever been able to see before? What if you caught a glimpse of the power of God at work right here and now for you? What if you gained a heavenly perspective on your earthly time? What if you saw the battle you’re in as a victory already secured by heaven’s armies?

What if God opened your eyes to let you see there is so much more to this. More to this life. More to this battle. More to this … whatever your “this” is today. There’s more.

There’s a story in our Bible of a man who was overwhelmed by the problems that surrounded him, and God did something miraculous that turned his overwhelm into a calm confidence and powerful peace. The story is found in 2 Kings 6.

Elisha is a prophet of God. Through faith in the power of God, he spoke of things no one else knew and performed miraculous acts. Elisha had the ability to know what an enemy King was doing before he did it. He would warn the King of Israel so the Israelites could always be one step ahead of their enemy. When the enemy King was told of this prophet Elisha who was ruining his battle plan, he sent a massive army at night to surround the city where Elisha was.

Early the next morning, Elisha’s servant got up and went outside and he saw the enemy’s massive army with horses and chariots surrounding the city. He comes back inside and he says, “Oh, my master, what are we to do?”

They were surrounded. Imagine the panic. Maybe you don’t have to imagine it too much … maybe it’s precisely how you feel right now. You’re surrounded. You’re overwhelmed. There’s nothing but battles and hardships all around you. You’re drowning in grief. You’re overcome by worry. The fear, the hurt, the regret, it’s all more than you can bare. What in the world are you going to do? How are you going to get through this? How is this ever going to be okay again?

As his servant is in a state of panic over the enemy he saw, Elisha knew there was more. More in the unseen than in the seen. More that was FOR them than against them. This was God’s great gift to Elisha. He had an inside connection to see what others could not see. To know what others could not know.

Elisha says to his servant in 2 Kings 6: 16, “Don’t be afraid, for those who are with us outnumber those who are with them.”

This massive enemy army was there for THEM. They were surrounding the entire city, there to capture Elisha. Far outnumber, way overpowered, completely surrounded. This was their reality. But it was only the reality of what was seen. There was a reality of the unseen too.

Verse 17, Then Elisha prayed “Lord, please open his eyes and let him see.” So the Lord opened the servant’s eyes, and he saw that the mountain was covered with horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.

What in the world was he seeing here? He was seeing the power of God. This was God surrounding the enemy who surrounded them. How do I know it was God? This is how God is described in Psalm 104: 1-4, “Lord my God, you are very great; you are clothed with majesty and splendor. He wraps himself in light as if it were a robe, spreading out the sky like a canopy, laying the beams of his palace on the waters above, making the clouds his chariot. walking on the wings of the wind, and making the winds his messenger, flames of fire his servants.”

Do you understand the vastness that is our God? Do you understand the power he holds? He wears the light of the world like a robe. The clouds are his chariot. The fire is his servant. He is bigger than anything you could ever face and greater than anything that could ever be against you!

The problem is, you don’t see him. You go through your entire life never realizing WHO he really is: He is YOUR God, personally invested in you with his eye never leaving you. You go through your entire life never realizing WHERE he really is: He is all around you. Surrounding you. Circling you. Overpowering every single thing that is against you.

If only we could see.

Notice Elisha didn’t pray for the situation to change. He could have prayed that the enemy’s army disappear. He could have prayed a wind come and carry them away. But, he didn’t. He didn’t pray for the situation to change, he prayed his servant could see the reality of the situation.

What is the reality of the situation you’re in? Is God working in this? Is God in control? Is God aligning details you cannot yet see, for better plans you cannot yet understand? Is God surrounding that which surrounds you? YES, my sister, yes he is.

That’s the reality of this situation. I know it may not feel like it right now, but the reality is the clouds are God’s chariots and the fire is his servant. He is bigger than everything you’re facing, and a thousand steps ahead of the enemy who has tried to attack you.

Whether you see the spiritual reality of your current situation or not, it’s still there. Even when Elisha’s servant couldn’t see God’s army circling their enemies, God’s army was still circling their enemies. Even when he couldn’t imagine how they were ever going to get out of this, the way out was there. Even when he felt completely overwhelmed, hopeless and defeated, the victory was already guaranteed. He just couldn’t see it.

Lord, please open our eyes. Open our eyes to the spiritual reality that reaches far beyond our current circumstances. Give us eternal perspective as we walk our earthly journey. Help us to see there’s so much more, and you are so much more.

Father, for the one who is overwhelmed, for the one who is discouraged, for the one who is full of fear, and for the one who is hurting, would you open their eyes today? Would you help them to see there’s so much more than what their limited vision has ever been able to see before? Would you give them a glimpse of your power at work right here and now for them? Would you give them a heavenly perspective on their earthly time? Would you help them to see the battle they’re in as a victory already secured by heaven’s armies?

Yes, the enemy has come in for attack. Threats have surrounded you. However, the things of God are circling around the things that are against you, and the things of God will not be defeated! Romans 8:31, “If God is for you, who can be against you?”

The spiritual reality of this situation is GOD IS FOR YOU and GOD WILL WIN!

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