Open Your Eyes

Go and find out where he is,” the king commanded, “so I can send troops to seize him.” And the report came back: “Elisha is at Dothan.”
So one night the king of Aram sent a great army with many chariots and horses to surround the city. 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.
As the Aramean army advanced toward him, Elisha prayed, “O Lord, please make them blind.” So the Lord struck them with blindness as Elisha had asked. Then Elisha went out and told them, “You have come the wrong way! This isn’t the right city! Follow me, and I will take you to the man you are looking for.” And he led them to the city of Samaria.
As soon as they had entered Samaria, Elisha prayed, “O Lord, now open their eyes and let them see.” So the Lord opened their eyes, and they discovered that they were in the middle of Samaria.
When the king of Israel saw them, he shouted to Elisha, “My father, should I kill them? Should I kill them?” “Of course not!” Elisha replied. “Do we kill prisoners of war? Give them food and drink and send them home again to their master.”
So the king made a great feast for them and then sent them home to their master. After that, the Aramean raiders stayed away from the land of Israel. – 2 Kings 6:13-23

This passage always fills me with such peace. I hope it will do the same for you today.

I pray that the Lord will open your eyes today and let you see. There are more on our side than on theirs.

No matter what you are facing or how bleak your circumstances seem, you are not alone. Not ever.

God has already sent the contingent that you need. Everything is in place. You are delivered.

Have faith, Dear One. Have eyes that see.

When evil people come to devour me,
when my enemies and foes attack me,
they will stumble and fall.
Though a mighty army surrounds me,
my heart will not be afraid.
Even if I am attacked,
I will remain confident.

The one thing I ask of the Lord—
the thing I seek most—
is to live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life,
delighting in the Lord’s perfections
and meditating in his Temple. – Psalm 27:2-4

Kind and Merciful Father, I pray that each soul reading this right now will come to truly see your care. Show them the numbers on their side. Thank You for everything You do for us each day. In Jesus’ Name, Amen…


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14 Comments on “Open Your Eyes

    • Thank you for providing such a great linkup, Laura! And for always blessing me with your comments. Heart Hugs, Shelly <3

  1. Shelly I needed this reminder that God takes care of us in our battles! We are strong. Psalm 27: 2-4 is a great blessing as we remember everything is in place and we are already delivered. That ‘s a big Hootie-lujah!!
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    • A big Hootie-lujah indeed! LOL I love that, Cathy! Thanks for my smile today! Heart Hugs, Shelly <3

  2. Shelly, in response to: “O Lord, now open their eyes and let them see.” So the Lord opened their eyes, and they discovered that they were in the middle of Samaria.

    May God open our eyes also and let us see the Commander of the Angel Armies and His Heavenly Host seeking out those for whom the Lord will show Himself strong………….

    2 Chronicles 16:9 Living Bible (TLB)
    9 For the eyes of the Lord search back and forth across the whole earth, looking for people whose hearts are perfect toward him, so that he can show his great power in helping them.

    Andrew Murray
    In time of trouble, say, “First, God brought me here. It is by His will I am in this strait place; in that I will rest.” Next, “He will keep me here in His love, and give me grace in this trial to behave as His child.” Then say, “He will make the trial a blessing, teaching me lessons He intends me to bestow.” And last, say, “In His good time He can bring me out again. How and when, He knows.” Therefore, say, “I am here (1) by God’s appointment, (2) in His keeping, (3) under His training, and (4) for His time.”

    Hope that’s not too disjointed- sure you will get what I’m trying to say-that I ask for our spiritual eyes to be open to see God at work on our behalf, no matter what circumstance we find ourselves in!

    • You said it beautifully, Mary! I especially love that from Andrew Murray. Heart Hugs, Shelly <3

    • I look forward to your linkup each week, Sharita! Thank you for encouraging me. Heart Hugs, Shelly <3

    • Love it! 🙂 I’m originally from South Louisiana, that’s where I lived my first 20 years. Hubby and I have moved around quite a bit since we were married, but for the moment we have landed in Southern Missouri. 🙂

    • Nannette, it always encourages me to read that passage. Just outstanding, our Lord’s care. I pray we will both have eyes to see. Heart Hugs, Shelly <3

  3. I spent so much of my life in fear, I love this section of Scripture. Oh, to have eyes to know the presence of His more . . . more with me than against me. Blessings! Thank you for this Shelly

    • I pray you will have the eyes to see, Deb! His love for you is so great! Heart Hugs, Shelly <3

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