The hunting parties had ceased. The farming had stopped. The children of God lacked food. They were dying of starvation within the walls of their own city.
The Syrians stood just outside the walls ready to ambush God’s children as soon as they came out for food….or so they thought.
God’s people were living in fear for no reason. 
God had already sent the Syrians away. He had caused them to hear a noise that sounded like a great army coming to destroy them. They fled. The Syrians left everything behind.
Instead of being faced with an ambush the Israelites would be greeted with food, silver, gold, horses, and clothing.
Are you withdrawing from what The Lord has for you because you have convinced yourself that you wouldn’t be able to stand against the enemy? 
God doesn’t want you fearing the enemy. 
The enemy fears Him. 
Go boldly in the direction He has called you. He has already cleared the way. An abundant life is awaiting you.
Originally posted July 29, 2013