“When the servant of the man of God rose early in the morning and went out, behold, an army with horses and chariots was all around the city. And the servant said, ‘Alas, my master! What shall we do?’ He said, ‘Do not be afraid, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.’ Then Elisha prayed and said, ‘O LORD, please open his eyes that he may see.’ So the LORD opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw, and behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.” (2 Kings 6:15–17, ESV)
Recently, my family received news of the passing of a cousin; it was unexpected and deeply felt. Within a matter of hours, I received other surprising news that had me feeling quite keenly as though I was the last soldier standing in a fight.
The very next day, I found myself texting a precious friend some tried and true advice on feeling stretched: “You only have 100% to give, sister – when there is a gap between where that 100% ends and where you are needed…that is where God makes room for miracles.”
I find great comfort in turning to the Scriptures when I feel amiss, for there I find heroes and sinners who tried their best and failed as often as I do. Men and women who fought for what they believed in, who got tired, who gave in to their baser instincts, all populate those pages.
In all those lives lived, in all those triumphs and failures, there is one constant truth across all
God never fails.
Sister, I direct you to this truth today with a gentle reminder. If you do not see God, or if you feel like the fight is failing… just… look again.
Look again like Elisha’s servant when the king of Syria had the city surrounded, when the poor man was nearly paralyzed with fear, when Elisha asked God to open his eyes, and then when he saw the very host of Heaven arrayed against the enemy of Israel.
This is our God…the very same all these centuries later!
Do the best you can each day, and give your 100% without reservation.
Then, when you feel alone and surrounded, with no more left to give, look again.
Have faith, look again, and find the miracle.
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