September 7, A Spacious Place

Today’s reading: Psalms 31-35

“I will be glad and rejoice in your love, for you saw my affliction and knew the anguish of my soul. You have not given me into the hands of the enemy but have set my feet in a spacious place” - Psalm 31:7-8.

David was in trouble again, but he took comfort in the fact that God saw and knew about it. David was surrounded by his enemies, but God put him in a spacious place. In other words, David had options that would allow him to escape or defeat his enemies, because the Lord was with him. God knows what you are going through and sees your affliction. Therefore, you can rejoice in the fact that He has your back. When Gehazi, Elisha’s servant, saw that they were surrounded, he panicked, but read what happened next:

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. “Don’t be afraid,” the prophet answered. “Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” 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 6:15-17).

Do you feel like you are surrounded and overwhelmed? Are you in anguish over your circumstances? Then pray Elisha’s prayer that God may open your eyes to see the spacious place in which He has placed you!