Girlfriends in God Devotional

Girlfriends In God Devotional 9th December 2021

Girlfriends In God Devotional 9th December 2021

Girlfriends In God Devotional 9th December 2021

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Girlfriends In God Devotional 9th December 2021 Written By  Sharon Jaynes

Topic: Who’s Surrounding What’s Surrounding You?

TODAY’S TRUTH

“Don’t be afraid,” the prophet answered. “Those who are with us are more than those who are with them” (2 Kings 6:16 NIV).

 

MESSAGE 

Friend to Friend

It was the hardest day of my life. One phone call and my life crumbled into a pile of dust easily blown away by shock and unbelief. In a moment, my trust in God was tested as never before. Could I trust Him with this?

Trusting God would certainly be easier if we could see Him and His angel armies face-to-face. But even though we can’t see them in the physical realm, we can trust that they are in the spiritual realm—a realm that is more powerful than anything we could ever imagine. Even when we don’t see God working, we can be sure that He is.

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God shows us a powerful glimpse into that spiritual realm in 2 Kings 6:8-18. At this time, the prophet Elijah was really getting on the king of Aram’s nerves. Ancient Aram (now Syria) was fighting against the Israelites, and Elisha was able to predict where and when the Arameans were going to attack. He warned the Israelite army so that they were on guard and ready when the enemy attacked. The Aramean king was furious! Here’s what the Bible tells us.

This enraged the king of Aram. He summoned his officers and demanded of them, “Tell me! Which of us is on the side of the king of Israel?”

Girlfriends In God Devotional 9th December 2021

“None of us, my lord the king,” said one of his officers, “but Elisha, the prophet who is in Israel, tells the king of Israel the very words you speak in your bedroom.” (My favorite verse of the story!)

“Go, find out where he is,” the king ordered, “so I can send men and capture him.” The report came back: “He is in Dothan.”

Then he sent horses and chariots and a strong force there. They went by night and surrounded the city.

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When the servant of the man of God got up and went out early the next morning, an army with horses and chariots had surrounded the city. “Oh no, my lord! What shall we do?” the servant asked.

I’ve felt like this before. Haven’t you? Difficult circumstances press in from every side. My story looms large while I shrink small. “This is too much for me!” I cry.  And I can’t do this anymore. I don’t even want to go out of my house. I can’t face another day! Where are You, God? You promised You would never leave me or forsake me, but I don’t sense Your presence. And if You are here, why aren’t You doing anything? I want out of this story!

Girlfriends In God Devotional 9th December 2021

Honest. Raw. Somewhat embarrassing to admit. We wake up in the mornings and sense the enemies all around—surrounded by problems that we cannot solve and people we cannot control.

Elijah’s servant felt the same way. His faith was as flimsy as the tent flaps he was standing behind. Elijah’s was as strong as the tent peg anchoring the canvas in place.

“Don’t be afraid,” the prophet answered. “Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.”

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And Elisha prayed, “Open his eyes, Lord, so that he may see.” Then the Lord opened the servant’s eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha. (2 Kings 6:11-16 NIV)

How can we better trust God during trying times? Remember: “Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” Elijah knew that there was more power and strength in the unseen reality of the heavenly host than the seen reality of the enemy’s army.

Girlfriends In God Devotional 9th December 2021

Notice that the passage doesn’t say that Elisha prayed that God would send an army. The warring angels on chariots of fire were already there. He simply prayed that the servant would be allowed to see them.

Friend, God is surrounding whatever difficult situation is surrounding you. Jesus painted this same picture in John 14:20 when he said, “I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you.”

Most likely God won’t pull back the curtain separating the physical realm from the spiritual realm for us to see, but we can be assured that we are surrounded by a heavenly host ready to protect us in our deepest struggles.

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Let’s Pray

Lord, open my eyes that I might see what is already there. Open my heart that I might believe what is already there. Strengthen my faith that I might trust that You are surrounding what is surrounding me.
In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Girlfriends In God Devotional 9th December 2021

Now It’s Your Turn

What is one situation in your life right now that you are having trouble trusting God?
What is God speaking to your heart about His awareness of your situation and His protection in your circumstances? 

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Girlfriends In God Devotional 9th December 2021

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Girlfriends in God Daily Devotional for Women is a popular daily Bible devotional for women. GiG Devotionals for Women offer wisdom and insight for applying Biblical truths to the ups and downs of everyday life. Their mission is to encourage, equip and empower women to walk in courage and confidence as they grasp their true identity as a child of God and a co-heir with Christ. A non-denominational ministry that spans generational and racial boundaries to bring the Body of Christ together as believers. Just as God sent Ruth to Naomi and Mary to Elizabeth, God continues to use women to encourage and equip other women in their spiritual journey. We are doing life together!

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ARE YOU BORN AGAIN? IF NO ACCEPT JESUS NOW

Accept Jesus Christ today and secure a life of eternal rest and Glory …

Say this 1 Minute Prayer

Lord Jesus, I believe you died for my sins, Forgive me of all my iniquities. I accept you as my Lord and Saviour from today and forevermore. Come and Be the Lord of my life and I am willing to obey your command and live according to your will as you help me, Thank you for accepting me into your fold. AMEN

JOHN 3: 3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God

 

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