Strength, Courage and Faith

The LORD said to Gideon, “With the three hundred men that lapped I will save you and give the Midianites into your hands. Let all the other men go, each to his own place.” (NIV) ( Judges 7:7 )

Why would God lead Gideon into battle with an army of only 300 men against an army of 135,000 Midianites? Gideon placed his trust in the Lord even against overwhelming odds. When you feel that the odds are against your favor and the Lord is leading you into battle, remember Gideon. He went on to victory because he dutifully followed the Lord. When you feel the odds are stacked against you, could God be using you to demonstrate His strength?

This was the devotional I just read and it is so timely. It speaks to where I am right now, in the middle of a battle. I don’t know what the outcome is going to be or how things will change but I am trusting God to do His will. I’ve been at this point in my life before and I’ve pressed through it, I just have to keep going.

How many times does God give us a lesson that we don’t learn? We are quick to say we want to trust God but we in turn want a microwave response. Hold out and be patient. This test will bring out another testimony, I know it will. I have my work cut out for me but I know with God’s guidance I will be okay.

What about you? Are you in the middle of a battle and you feel you don’t have enough armor to fight? God has given you all you need, just use your resources.

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