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Allies

September 14, 2014

The United States is currently seeking allies in the fight against ISIS. Nations prize strong allies. Israel, Canada, Turkey, Great Britain, the Philippines, the Netherlands, Australia, Poland, both Germany and Japan (once fierce enemies of ours) have all been called strong allies of the United States.

But the strength and allegiance of allies can vary over time. Leadership changes. Economies shift. Resources dwindle. Interests alter. Politics have been known to make strange bedfellows.

With God there is no variation or shadow of turning (James 1: 17). If He is for us, who can be against us (Rom. 8: 31)? If He is for us, we need no other allies, no matter how many our foes. But God’s allegiance and support cannot be turned on like a faucet. We must follow His laws, even when crises do not loom. We must trust in Him, even when it appears our cause is lost.

The prophet, Elisha, knew this. Surrounded by the horses and chariots of a great Syrian army, Elisha calmed his servant with the words below. Elisha then prayed…not for assistance, but that his servant’s eyes be opened to the supernatural forces already allied with them.

“…‘Do not fear, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them’ ” (2 Kings 6: 16).

Lord God, we come once again to Your throne.

Still our hearts, Lord. When the weight of the world is too much upon us, quiet our minds, and help us remember that You are God. Before You, the mountains tremble. The nations rise and fall as You ordain.

Open our eyes when we feel besieged, that we like Elisha may know Your constant presence, and draw upon Your strength. Place Your shield about us, Lord. Your protection far exceeds what any man may do to us.

Amen

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2 Comments
  1. Amen! Thanks for the prayer tonight.

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