Go Look Again!
Posted by Victoria Osteen
Not long ago, a woman came to me in our Wednesday evening church service for prayer because she was desperate for a place to live. She told me that she tried to get an apartment but was turned down because of her income. As I listened to her story, I thought about Elisha in the Bible. Elisha prayed and prayed for rain in the midst of a drought, but his servant told him there were no clouds in sight. Elisha, empowered by faith, said to his servant, “Go look again!” And sure enough, there was a rain cloud on the horizon. Thinking of Elisha’s determination, I looked at the woman and said, “Go ask again! Just go back and ask one more time.” The following Sunday she came to me and said, “Can you believe? I went and asked one more time, and they gave me a rental contract for nine months!” We both rejoiced in the faithfulness of God!
I encourage you today that if you are believing to see the promises of God come to fruition in your life, don’t give up! He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. You may be tired and things may seem dark; but remember, it’s always darkest just before the dawn appears. When you are weak, that’s when His strength will rise up in you! Keep standing, keep believing and keep declaring His Word over your life. Don’t give up because the answer is there—go look again!
“He said to his servant, ‘Go up now, look toward the sea.’ So he went up and looked, and said, ‘There is nothing.’ And seven times he said, ‘Go again.’ Then it came to pass the seventh time, that he said, ‘There is a cloud, as small as a man’s hand, rising out of the sea!'” (1 Kings 18:43-44, NKJV)