“Do not be afraid, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them” (v16). Elisha the prophet saw the world with eyes of faith; he prayed that his servant also could see the chariots and horses of fire protecting them (v17). His faith in God’s power led him to pray that their enemies would be confused and “struck with blindness,” so that their attack would utterly fail (v18-20). For Elisha, God’s reality was all around them and His help was available at any moment.
“Oh Lord, please open his eyes …” (v17). As our faith increases, our eyes are opened to God’s constant presence and powerful work on our behalf.