We Don’t Have to Know the “How”

I LOVE the story of the Elisha and his servant in 2 Kings 6.

Long story short, the king of Syria was trying to plot against Israel. Every time he’d compose a new plan, God would tell Elisha what was said, and Elisha would tell the king of Israel. The king of Syria (obviously frustrated because his plans were being foiled), sent an army in the middle of the night to seize Elisha.

Early the next morning when Elisha and his servant got up, the servant went out to find an entire army with horses and chariots surrounding the city that they’re in. Freaking out, he asked what they’re going to do. “Elisha replied, ‘Do not be afraid, for those who are with us are more than those who are against us.’ Then Elisha prayed and said, ‘O Lord, please open his eyes that he may see.’ So, the Lord opened the eyes of the servant and HE SAW, and behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha,” (2 Kings 6:16-17)

Y’ALL! God is fighting for us, and there is more going on that what we can see.

I was listening to a clip this morning with Abi Stumvoll, and in it, Abi mentioned that when the servant was standing there, he was probably wondering, “HOW? How are we going to do this? There is an entire army coming against us. How will we overcome?” The servant didn’t know it at the time, but he was already in the middle of God’s answer, and all he could see was the problem.

It’s not our job to know the “How.”

As Abi stated, if we look at the “How” for too long, hope deferred, discouragement, and defeat all sink in because we were never meant to carry the “How.”

If you have a “How” in your life, that is the breeding ground for the miraculous. You have to have a “How” to see God do the impossible.

Today, we can have confidence that God has the “How” taken care of!

(Video: We Weren’t Meant to Carry the “How” | Abi Stumvoll | Bethel Church

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