“Don’t be afraid!” Elisha told him (Elisha’s servant).
“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)
Abba Father, sometimes like Elisha’s servant, we under-believe and get overwhelmed. A combination of hard storylines and things we can’t control—like the long-term impact of “virus life,” take their toll. Whatever our scenario, you don’t despise our feelings of vulnerability and concern. You are our care-catching weary-ones-welcoming Father.
As with Elisha’s servant, open our eyes to see your provision all around us. Whether it’s literally angels, or other assurances of your hand and heart. Let us feel your everlasting arms wrapped around us and poised under us (Deut. 33:27).
Open our ears to hear you singing over us in the Gospel (Zeph. 3:17), and the Spirit declaring our “sonship.” Fill the chambers of our hearts with melodies of grace and your Fatherly care.
Greater is the One who is in us than anyone and anything coming against us (1 Jn. 4:4). Indeed, Abba, make Jesus the biggest, most beautiful, most unavoidable reality in our lives right now—even if our circumstances are slow to change. Help us embrace our vulnerability and weakness as opportunities to rely on you.
Free us to run to the throne of grace hourly, and to our grace-friends quickly. Life is not a “solo sport.” You are here, you are in control, and you will win the day. So very Amen we pray, in Jesus’ triumphant and tender name.