Israel was facing another crisis. At the death of their king, the people of Moab rose up against them in rebellion. The strength and resolve of the new king was waning.
The new king, Jehoram, was an idolater just as his predecessors. His lack of courage and commitment caused him to seek help from his brothers to the south, namely Judah. Help from man was all he could hope for seeing he had rejected God.
In 2 Kings 3, the army of Israel was traveling to the battle when they encountered yet another crisis. There was no water for the soldiers or their animals. Jehoshaphat, king of Judah, offered a solution: “Elisha the son of Shaphat is here, who used to pour water on the hands of Elijah” (vs. 11).
After rebuking the king of Israel for his idolatrous ways, Elisha conveyed God’s concern and willingness to help Israel in their time of need. Without wind or rain God would bring water to the valley and provide for both the people and the animals.
Elisha told Jehoram, “This is but a slight thing in the sight of the Lord” (vs. 18). What Jehoram considered impossible was but a little thing for God! The God he had denied was the only one who could deliver.
What are the crisis’ you are facing today? Is it a shaky job situation? Is it an unstable home life? Is it the dryness of your soul from a lack of close communion with God? Is it a season of fruitlessness in your service of the Lord?
God majors on the “little things” we call miracles. He excels in turning our obstacles into His opportunities. He shows His power to reveal His glory. He does what He does to remove all doubt…He is God!
Elisha challenged Jehoram to trust God. I want to challenge you to trust God today. God can take care of the water in the valley (our immediate needs), as well as the Moabites (our battles down the road).