As human beings we want to be in control of everything. We want to trust in our own knowledge and our own understanding instead of trusting in God and His plan for us and our salvation. This week we will read about a number of people who trusted in God even when their head, and their fear, told them to do otherwise. The Shunammite woman trusted in God even when her anger and her grief told her not to. Naaman trusted in God even though God’s cure for his leprosy seemed insane, and Elisha trusted in God even though he was surrounded by the army of Aram.
God shows over and over again that He is in control and that He will move his plan of salvation forward despite the evil of this world. He wants us to have faith that He will guide us through any problem, no matter how insurmountable they might seem.