Open Our Eyes

I got the call one Friday night. My young friend asked if I would pray with her. She had just moved into a new house. She explained that she hadn’t been sleeping well. She heard all the new sounds and felt a little frightened in the dark of night.

I was immediately reminded of a time when I was living in a new house and my husband was away on a business trip. I too heard everything go “bump” in the night, and I was fearful. I remember praying for God to protect me and give me peace. I eventually fell asleep and had a dream I will never forget. I dreamed that I was looking down from the top of my house and there were mighty warrior angels surrounding my house, facing outward with their arms interlocked. Soon after that, I came across Psalm 4:8: “In peace I will both lie down and sleep; for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.”

We have to remember that we can’t always see all ways that God is working around us. In chapter six of 2 Kings, the king of Syria sends an army to capture the prophet Elisha. When Elisha’s servant goes out and sees that they are surrounded by the enemy, he says to Elisha, “’Alas, my master! What shall we do?’ Elisha answered, ‘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, 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)

In today’s world we see many things that can make us fearful, but God reminds us to be strong and courageous. He is in complete control and working everything out for our good. We have no reason to fear. No one is mightier than our God. He is at work all around us. He is surrounding us with His love, protection, wisdom and peace. O Lord, open our eyes that we may see You!

By Kim Livesay

Kim is married to her amazing husband, Bob. She works at the Lexington Rescue Mission where she daily gets to see Jesus bring hope to hurting people.

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