Summary: God always has us on His mind and even when we don't realize it, He is taking care of everything we need
Sometimes we look around but don't see what's going On.
I God knows what we need before we need it. vs 14
and they came by night,
Notice what the Bible doesn't say.
That Elisha and his servant saw the trouble they were in and
prayed for help.
That Elisha called fire down from Heaven or called on God to
wipe out his enemies
God knew what they needed before they did.
1 John 3:20 tells us that God knoweth all things.
Why is it that when we get in trouble we cry out to God like he didn't
see it coming?
You can't surprise God. God isn't sitting behind a desk going over
one prayer request after another finding out things about the
lives of his children he didn't know.
Ps 40:5 Many, O LORD my God, are thy wonderful works which thou
hast done, and thy thoughts which are to us-ward: they cannot be
reckoned up in order unto thee: if I would declare and speak of them,
they are more than can be numbered.
Ps 139:17 How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great
is the sum of them! 18 If I should count them, they are more in
number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with thee.
Jer 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD,
thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
II. God will send more than it takes to take care of it. vs 17
the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha.
Is 37:36 Then the angel of the LORD went forth, and smote in the
camp of the Assyrians a hundred and fourscore and five
thousand: and when they arose early in the morning, behold,
they were all dead corpses.
That means that one angel wiped out 185,000 people in one night, by
his self, and to protect His prophet Elisha he sends enough angels
to cover the mountain side.
God wasn't playing. his angels were going to get the job done.
David said in his 23rd psalm Yea, though I walk through the
valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art
with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
If I had to rely on nothing but myself no matter what kind of situation I
was end, I would be a nervous wreck. But I know I am never alone.
God is always with me. He is always doing what needs to be done for me
III. God Can Fix it even if we don't believe it vs 15 & 16
In this passage Elisha had faith but his servant didn't. Guess what!
Elisha's servant was saved from destruction too.
It really bothers me when I hear about some quake faith healer on
television that tells a person with a terminal decease that the
reason they weren't healed is because they didn't have enough
I know the Bible says that without Faith it's impossible to please God,
but it doesn't say that when our faith is weak God kicks us to the
There are at least five references in the Bible where Jesus says, Thy faith
hath made thee whole, and a miracle took place but there are
examples where Jesus Healed people and they never even saw
him. Faith isn't always a requirement.
Elisha and his servant went to bed one night and when they woke up
they were already surrounded. But God had taken care of their