You are not alone


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Gehazi panicked when he woke up and saw the city surrounded by the Syrian army. It turns out the entire military was bearing down on the city to capture just one man — Gehazi’s boss, Elisha.

For his part, Elisha wasn’t worried. In fact, he already knew about the manhunt. He also knew about the angel hunt. 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. — 2 Kings 6:17 NIV.

When Gehazi saw that they were not alone, he probably laughed.

He laughed more at what happened next. Elisha prayed and the Syrians were “blinded.” He himself went out to them and asked them who they were looking for. When they responded that they sought Elisha, he said, “He’s not here. I’ll take you to him.” And he led the entire army to another town, where he prayed their eyes be opened so they could see their mocked haplessness. The king of Samaria asked Elisha if he should imprison them or kill him, but Elisha said, “Nah, give them something to eat and let them go.”

Are you the only one in your family or workplace that’s a Christian? Do they gang-up on you and pick on you? Do you feel alone? You are not alone. More are with you than with them. Pray for the Lord to turn your torment into triumph.

9 responses to “You are not alone

  1. Another winning post! Thanks! What a great story that is…and what a great example when we apply it to our everyday lives.

  2. Thanks for the reminder. I’m very familiar with the story, but recently I’ve been feeling a bit “outnumbered.” However, that’s a lie of the enemy! Greater is He who is in me than he who is in the world.

  3. Thank you! I needed that today.

  4. I’m having more trouble with people that profess to be Christians, but are clueless.

  5. Reblogged this on pastorglen52 and commented:
    What an awesome God… reminding us we are not alone. Thank you for these words Pastor.

  6. Pingback: Never alone… | Reflections of the Heart

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