“And when the servant of the man of God was risen early, and gone forth, behold, an host compassed the city both with horses and chariots. And his servant said unto him, Alas, my master! how shall we do? And he answered, Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them.” (II Kings 6: 15-16)
Are you feeling surrounded? Are you like the servant here, so focused on all the obstacles and limits, on the feeling of overwhelm in the middle of life, that you have no idea what to do? Are you feeling afraid you are trapped?
While the mass army of worries and impediments that would surround us and impede our way may seem real and daunting, we have a recourse, an escape, a victory. We can open our eyes to the reality of the good that is always on our side, the fullness of God’s protecting and advancing power. The horses and chariots of fear are easily vanquished when we see through their ability to corner us. God’s purpose for us is not conquered or even delayed by our worries. The infinite army of Love’s angels has already won as omnipotence must always do, and we can rely on this.
As we stayed focused like Elisha’s servant on the troubles that seem to be many and looming large, we can’t see the salvation which is always so much bigger, more real, and ours to freely claim. The angel ideas, the guidance, the peace, the certainty and authority, is right here with us and fears are no match for this heavenly host. Our doubts disappear when we look away from them and toward the invincible, supreme, saving forces of our faithful Principle, Love. You are not cornered by evil, but embraced on all sides by the powerful presence of good! Fear not!
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