God is not unaware; neither is He uninformed. He knows fully well that someone just kicked dirt in your eye. In fact, He knew long before it happened. He does not sleep. He watched how unfairly you were treated. Every tear that dropped from your eyes in the privacy of your bedroom, He still holds in His hands, wet as they were when you first cried them. He just does not operate the way you do. He does not always tell you what He is up to. If He did, there will be no need to have faith because you will already know what is around the corner.
What Elisha Saw
It is your responsibility to ask of Him: Lord, what are you doing now? If you ask sincerely, with all humility, and approach Him with reverence, He will begin to open your eyes to what He is doing. He will begin to narrate verse by verse, script by script, season by season – what He is “cooking”. He will allow you to whiff the aroma even. He will open your eyes to that which you cannot see. Akin to how Elijah’s servant Gehazi’s eyes were open to see the heavenly host surrounding them. Gehazi had only seen the horses, swords and shields wielded against him and his master. Elijah saw that too, but Elijah saw much more. He saw, through the angelic hosts, what God was doing now.
Seek The Lord First, Then Act
You may be seeing the imminent job loss, the sick family member’s slide towards death. You may be seeing the unpaid bills getting longer. Sometimes, you fear that even that which you have is about to be taken away from you. You desire to fight the enemy with your own power instead of allowing God to fight for you. You desire to compromise in the hope that God will understand and that He will forgive you later. These are precursors to disaster. You save yourself 3 years of regret if you just take 3 minutes to go on your knees and ask our precious Jesus: “What are you doing now?”
And Elisha prayed, and said, LORD, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the LORD opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha – 2 Kings 6:17