Hello friends of YOURS.ORG, the peace of God with you today I share this reflection.
Do you like comfort? Do you like to live without being disturbed?
These questions are rhetorical. Obviously, all people prefer to live in those conditions, even those that are considered super-heroines.
At this time, there is two news for you, one good and one bad. The bad news is that living on this earth without afflictions is impossible (John 16:33). The good news is that if you choose to trust in God, you live in peace.
At various times in our lives, we face situations that seem totally unfavorable. They are those situations in which you look at people and do not see anyone who can help you, even if they have the good will for that. You look for solutions, but you do not find any, and it always seems that your defeat is approaching, along with great sadness. In these situations, we have the impression that we are being pressured from all sides.
In 2 Kings 6: 8-23, a totally unfavorable situation is narrated that Elisha and his disciple lived.
Syria was waging war against Israel and there were several attempts at destruction against the Israeli people. Each time the king of Syria thought of his room in a strategy to destroy Israel, God revealed the strategy for the prophet Elisha, and he warned the king of Israel, so that the nation would not be destroyed. The king of Syria came to believe that some Syrian was giving the strategies to Israel, but he told him that the prophet Elisha is speaking to the king of Israel according to the revelation of God (2 Kings 6: 11-12).
Therefore, the king of Syria decided to kill Elisha. During the night, he sent horses, chariots and a large army to the region where Elisha was, so that he encircled the city. When the disciple of Elisha got up in the morning, he saw that immense army and then spoke to Elisha: "Oh, my lord, what shall we do?" (2 Kings 6:15)
In the thoughts of that disciple, there was great fear because he could not see any solution and imagine that he would die there. But there was an army there in his favor, but he could not see. Elisha, after hearing the discouragement of his disciple, said: "Do not fear, because more are those who are with us than those who are with them."
Then, Elisha prayed to God asking him to open the spiritual eyes of the disciple to see "that the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire, around Elisha." Imagine only the wonderful vision that the disciple witnessed: the angels of God in chariots fire prepared to fight for him and for Elisha.
In the course of the situation, God left confused, wounding with blindness, the entire army of Syria so that Elisha led them into the hands of the king of Israel in the city of Samaria.
Elisha was not afraid of the immense army of Syria, for he knew that "though an army encircled me, my heart would not fear" (Psalm 27: 3). Know that in situations that seem unfavorable, God is acting in your favor.


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