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Lost Crusader #61 Encompassed

“For I said in my haste, I am cut off from before thine eyes…"

"And in my prosperity, I said, I shall never be moved.”

When trouble comes, we are quick to wonder where God is and what is taking so long for the answer to our woes to arrive. The whereabouts of God becomes and exponentially swifter question in our lives when prosperity strikes.

However, the question exists only in our minds. God has not moved. God has not hidden or retreated. God is where you left him, encompassed all about you.

The army of the king of Syria was searching for the prophet Elisha. God kept telling the prophet where the kings forces were camped, and the prophet relayed the message to the king of Israel. They found the prophet and his in Dothan.

An army of horsemen and chariots arrive in the night and when Elisha’s servant awoke the next morning they were surrounded.

“Alas, my master!” He cried, defeated in spirit.

Elisha told him not to be afraid there were more forces on their side than the king of Syria had sent. He prayed that the man’s eyes be open.

“And the Lord opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horse and chariots of fire round about Elisha.”

It is my belief those warriors of divine fire were always around Elisha, God simply let the young man see them when he needed to. God does not send us help in times of trouble. God is always on hand before, behind, and within those who love to have it so.

We are ever encompassed by the love of God. Our eyes may be on the trouble, or wandering through our blessings, but the grace and love of God has eyes only for us.

Jesus said, the divine eye that watches over the sparrow… cannot compare to God’s watchfulness over us. So, it is, yesterday, today and forever.

Whatever life brings your way today, God has sent because he is there with you to meet it and share it with you… that is divine love and the relationship God is calling you to, rise up and greet him.


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