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And Elisha prayed, ‘O Lord, open his eyes so 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

We continue to see how the Lord answers the prayers of His people. In this chapter of 2 Kings, Elisha prayed and was answered explicitly at least three times. While we might be tempted to discount this since we aren’t Bible-era prophets, we should not. Elisha was an imperfect human like you and me. Yet the Lord heard his prayers and was pleased to grant them.
As sons and daughters of the King, we are privileged to petition the Lord. A good king knows what is best for His people. Whether the answer is yes or no, we trust that our King of kings is working for our best and His glory.
Before the Lord opened the eyes of the servant, the horses and chariots were already there. The prayer didn’t changed the reality. The Lord’s protection was there for Elisha, and it is there for us, even when we are unaware of it. What changed was the ability of the servant to see. Nothing can befall the children of God outside His command. Not even a hair will fall from our heads apart from His will. We are infinitely safe in His embrace.




Scripture Focus

2 Kings 6:8-23

Insight

Your Savior is behind the scenes as well as front and center, orchestrating the details of your life and hearing your requests.

Bible In A Year

  • Jeremiah 29-30
  • Psalm 118
  • 1 Corinthians 10