2 Kings 3
After the death of King Ahab, Mesha king of Moab decided to rebel against Israel. So Jehoram (the new king of Israel), Jehoshaphat (king of Judah), and the king of Edom set out to attack Moab and put down the rebellion. On the way to battle, they ran into quite a problem: "After a roundabout march of seven days, the army had no more water for themselves or for the animals with them." (vs 9)
Whoops. Somebody didn’t plan so well for the trip. Luckily, Jehoshaphat—who was true to the Lord—came up with the brilliant plan of finding a prophet of God. They called upon Elisha in order to ask for advice about what they should do. And Elisha prophesied: "This is what the Lord says: I will fill this valley with pools of water. For this is what the Lord says: You will see neither wind nor rain, yet this valley will be filled with water, and you, your cattle and your other animals will drink. This is an easy thing in the eyes of the Lord." (vs 16-18)
I particularly love the last part of that verse. It’s as if God throws in an Oh by the way, this thing that seems impossible to you is EASY for Me. The three kings were marching with a very large army, and the thought of providing water for all the soldiers plus all the animals must have seemed like an impossibility. Indeed, it would have been impossible for the kings to accomplish on their own. But nothing is impossible for God.
This is something that, I think, we forget so easily. At least I know I do. When I am confronted with a situation, I spend so much time and energy worrying about how I am going to get the problem solved. I try to see it from all the possible angles—all the while forgetting that God is capable of solving my problems in ways I can’t even begin to imagine.
When we look at a problem, we see it through human eyes with human solutions (solutions that, at times, really are impossible). But God doesn’t look at our problem with human eyes. He sees things from a completely different perspective, and today, His message to you is: Whatever that problem is, I can fix it. This is an easy thing for me.
God is a deliverer. He has a way out of every predicament, a solution for every problem. Aren’t you tired of trying to figure it out on your own? Don’t let life’s problems take you out! Instead, call on God for delivery!