You've felt it, haven't you?
That sudden sense that everything is out of control...
...that the world and the problems you face are overwhelming, too big, too much!
You may have actually said it at one time, "What will I do?!"
It was a question one man asked one morning when he realized what had happened in the night. Here is the short story from 2 Kings 6,
15 When the servant of the man of God got up early the next morning and went outside, there were troops, horses, and chariots everywhere. “Oh, sir, what will we do now?” the young man cried to Elisha.
16 “Don’t be afraid!” Elisha told him. “For there are more on our side than on theirs!” 17 Then Elisha prayed, “O Lord, open his eyes and let him see!” The Lord opened the young man’s eyes, and when he looked up, he saw that the hillside around Elisha was filled with horses and chariots of fire.
When all we see is what we know we miss what God is doing around us.
This servant was in a complete panic because of what he saw, but
Elisha was sipping his coffee quite calmly.
He saw something completely different.
He saw what God was doing.
When panic comes, when fears rise, when the situations you see are overwhelming don't forget that what you see is not all there is.
Unseen is a sovereign God guiding, protecting, watching.
And around us are heavens armies watching over his people.
As God said to the prophet Isaiah he says to us,
“Do not be afraid, for I am with you."