The king is angry with God and thus with Elisha. He blames them for the siege and the famine. God could magic the enemy away or arrange things so that they left. God hadn’t done this. Have you ever been angry with God because He hasn’t done what you thought He should to relieve suffering?
Famine is a terrible curse. See here the decisions the people made while experiencing a famine, eating their own children.
And how angry with God (and Elisha) the king gets.
Stuart Snr hits it home – We so often want a magic solution, we want things just the way we think they should be.
But God has a higher, clearer perspective.
He knew that within a couple of days the famine would be broken and replaced with feasting.
Praise God that He has removed from us the most terrible curse of sin, and that Jesus beat the curse that was instead laid upon Him. Give thanks that we look forward to feasting with Him in glory!