“And the Lord looked upon him, and said, Go in this thy might, and thou shalt save Israel from the hand of the Midianites: have not I sent thee?” Judges 6:14.
Gideon looked out at the field of tents. 100,000 Midian Warriors primed for war against Israel. And Gideon was the one chosen to lead God’s people into battle against them. Gideon had a whole army ready, but God told him he had too many men, and the army of thousands was cut down to just 300 (Judges 7:2-8).
By this point, most of us would probably be questioning what God has got in mind, or even if we’d heard Him correctly. Maybe Gideon was wondering exactly what God meant when He said ‘Go in this thy might’. What might? What strength? It wasn’t a strength dependent on swords or spears. It was the strength of one God who had named Himself ‘The Great Protector’.
When Gideon questioned God’s command, God simply replied ‘I will be with you’ (Judges 6:16). When it came to facing a huge army that vastly outnumbered his own, all Gideon had was the words he had heard from God, and his own ability to trust them. Sometimes it’s a simple choice. We may feel weak and out of our depth in our own strength, but we just have to make that choice to trust Him and rely on the strength He gives. And that’s all we need. God’s assurance of “I will be with you” is enough for any challenge we face. The rest depends on how far we’re willing to trust Him.
Gideon faced 100,000 people with an army of just 300 because he held on to God’s promise of His presence. That’s the strength that we all have as well the promise of God!
Judges 7:2-8; 6:14-16.
1. Thank you Lord Jesus for you are the Great Protector;
2. Lord, as I hold on to Your promises for my life, bring them to pass in the name of Jesus;
3. I surrender to you completely, have your way in my life O Lord.
Please endeavour to encourage any of your friends who has lost his/her trust on God. Its not over yet.
Yours In Christ Jesus