Open His Eyes
“Open his eyes Lord that he may see…” 2 Kings 6:17
In Hebrew 11, the Word says that one of the characteristics of faith is having assurance about what we do not see. In other words, it’s not what you look at… it’s what you see! We “look” at many situations and circumstances in our lives, but what do you really “see”? Do we just see in the natural or do we see a situation or circumstance with eyes filled with faith?
One day, the enemies of Israel surrounded the city with countless horses, chariots and soldiers. Elisha and his servant both saw the reality of the impending army and certainly did not deny that they were there. But the two men “saw” differently. Elisha’s servant was shaken and afraid of what he had seen and concerned for his life. It looked pretty bad in the natural. But Elisha told his servant that “those who are with us are more than those who are with them”. 2 Kings 6:16 He also prayed a remarkable prayer that the Lord would open the eyes of his servant that he may see. Well, the servant certainly saw, but what did he need to see? In the middle of the reality of the situation seen by natural sight, the servant saw the presence and true and higher spiritual reality of the Living God showing up on behalf of His people… responding to a prayer of faith. When Elisha’s servant saw the hills full of horses and chariots and fire all around Elisha sent by God, he wasn’t afraid any more.
In your situation, circumstance, struggle or challenge to your faith… what do you see? Yes, the circumstances are real… but our faith must be just as real. Faith sees beyond the natural circumstances… faith sees the victory, faith sees the promises of God, faith sees the faithfulness of God, faith sees the good report, faith sees the strength and hope in God in every situation we face, faith sees the answer, faith sees the what we hope for and faith sees the assurance of what we do not yet see! Submit your circumstances to God’s faithfulness and have faith in God. Ask Him to help your faith… right now!
Remember, it’s not what you look at… it’s what you see!