Sunday, October 23, 2016


It is easy to focus on problems, the reminders of what is not right are all around you. Friends and family will remind you of your shortcomings. The media will emphasize the problems of this world. The mail will let you know about how much money you owe. And your body will let you know that you are not in perfect condition. As Believers we are told that no matter what we are going through we will have peace if we focus on Him and not the problem.

Isaiah 26:3
You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trust in You. 

It is one thing to read Scripture it is another thing to believe it when problems occur. Faith is hard to hold onto when we are looking at a problem that seems insurmountable.  

Hebrews 11:1 THE VOICE
Faith is the assurance of things you have hoped for, the absolute conviction that there are realities you’ve never seen.

It is not what you see that is key to overcoming but what you believe. Prayer helped Elisha’s servant see what he could not see (see 2 Kings below).  Surrounded by an army determined to kill them the servant panicked, Elisha prayed to Jehovah and the servant saw what Elisha knew was there- victory for him and his servant. 

We don’t see Father God but we know He is present. He is the source of our hope for a positive outcome to our problems. Lack of faith will cause you to see your problems and become overwhelmed; faith allows you to see the victory and live in peace. 

1 John 5:4
For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world- our faith.

No matter what the problem Jehovah Eloheem is the solution.

2 Kings 6:15-17
Therefore he sent horses and chariots and a great army there, and they came by night and surrounded the city. And when the servant of the man of God arose early and went out, there was an army, surrounding the city with horses and chariots. And his servants said to him, “Alas, my master! What shall we do?”
So he answered, “Do not fear, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them. And Elisha prayed, and said, “Lord, I pray, open his eyes that he may see.”  Then 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.

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