I have had a lot on my mind lately.
School, finances, unemployment and – most recently – mission papers have taken over my every waking moment. I worry constantly.
Will I be able to pay back my loans?
Will I be able to pay for my mission?
Will I have a job waiting for me when I get back from my mission?
Will I even be able to handle a mission?
Am I going to be okay?
As I have sorted through the slew of questions in my mind, I am reminded of a story my mom told in a Sunday School lesson.
In Old Testament times, the King of Syria sent a great host to kill the prophet Elisha.
As the horde began to assemble around him, Elisha was left alone with only a young boy for company. Understandably, the boy was terrified of what surrounded him; he saw the enemy everywhere with no escape in sight.
As his faith failed him, he asked Elisha, “Alas, my master! How shall we do?”
In perfect serenity, Elisha replied, “Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them.”
Elisha then prayed for the Lord to open the boy’s eyes, and when it was done, the boy saw that the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha.
They that be with us are more than they that be with them.
Sometimes, we are just like the boy: we see the enemy before us – those enormous bills that keep piling up, the job applications that go unanswered, the ambiguity of our future – and wonder how in the world we are going to make it through.
If we could have our eyes opened, we would see the numberless concourses of the Lord’s angels fighting on our side.
We need not fear what lies ahead, for as long as we are on God’s side, He will not fail us. I know that if I trust in Him, I will never ever fail.
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