Christian Devotional – July 14, 2020

Double Portion – #9

Oh, that’s nothing. Often when we are asking God for things, we completely underestimate all that he is capable of doing in every situation. Read 2 Kings 3:13-18.

Now Elisha said to the king of Israel, “What do I have to do with you? Go to the prophets of your father and to the prophets of your mother.” And the king of Israel said to him, “No, for the Lord has called these three kings together to give them into the hand of Moab.” Elisha said, “As the Lord of hosts lives, before whom I stand, were it not that I regard the presence of Jehoshaphat the king of Judah, I would not look at you nor see you. But now bring me a minstrel.” And it came about, when the minstrel played, that the hand of the Lord came upon him. He said, “Thus says the Lord , ‘Make this valley full of trenches.’ For thus says the Lord , ‘You shall not see wind nor shall you see rain; yet that valley shall be filled with water, so that you shall drink, both you and your cattle and your beasts. This is but a slight thing in the sight of the Lord ; He will also give the Moabites into your hand.
2 Kings 3:13‭-‬18 NASB

The kings were worried. They were in a valley with no water and all their troops and animals had nothing to drink. They assumed that they were about to be defeated by the other army. However, when they summoned Elisha and asked him to inquire of the Lord, the Lord told them that he would fill the valley with water for them. Oh, and by the way, he would defeat their enemies too.

They were so short-sighted in what they were asking of God. They were assuming they were going to be defeated. Yet, God used this as an opportunity to meet their physical needs as well as take care of their enemies.

When we are going through difficulty, do we recognize that God is bigger than every situation? Do we recognize that God can do more than even we expect or ask of him? So often we underestimate all that God can do in a situation. Yet, he can absolutely move in strength and power in ways that we hadn’t even conceived of. Do we trust in him and expect the unexpected?

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