Thursday, July 19, 2012

Chariots of Fire

2 Kings 6:15-17
When the servant of the man of God got up early the next morning and went outside, there were troops, horses, and chariots everywhere. “Oh, sir, what will we do now?” the young man cried to Elisha. 
"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.

Whatever trials you are experiencing in this moment, know this with absolute certainty: there is a battle waging around you.

The Lord is with you.  He loves you unfailingly.  He is fighting for you.  He is pursuing you.  He will not leave you.

There have been times in my life that I have felt completely and utterly alone.  Times of hopelessness.  Times of helplessness.  Times of tears and yearning and cries to the Lord, "Where are you?"  Frustration.  Bitterness.  Defiance.

And through it all, God's love has not faltered.

How powerful is that?  It's huge.  

In your darkest of times, he has never left your side.  He has never stopped loving you.  He has never stopped romancing you and drawing you near to him.  He cherishes you.  

Psalm 138:3
As soon as I pray, you answer me; you encourage me by giving me strength.

You are so loved.  

In your darkest of times, the Lord is near.  He is holding you.  He is daily carrying your burdens.

Don't give into discouragement today.  Don't lose hope.

He is near.  He is fighting for you.

1 comment:

  1. so encouraging!! I am working at a camp this summer and have been learning about the spiritual battle. Job's story has been so encouraging and God has definitely used your blog as encouragement too :) Keep it up sister!