Sometimes, when our walk with the Lord is strongest and we fervently seek his face like never before, it seems our resources are constantly being diluted, pilfered and taken away. Every possible avenue for triumph is occluded by dead-end signs and blockades preventing any possible intrusion. The clouds grow thicker, and the night seems darker than ever before.
The enemies of our victory are innumerable. They camp along our path like sand on a sea shore in abundance. Our soul can grow weary quickly from the impossible that lies in front of us. God on our side doesn’t quite seem like enough when most of the resources we depend on are obliterated.
What we are left with couldn’t possibly see us through. How can the modern day Midianites of our lives be given into our hands when the cancer has progressed too far, our bank accounts have been stripped to bare bones, the house note is past due, the marriage has died, the job offers stopped coming, and everyone around you seems to have fallen away.
Maybe, just maybe, we are having a Gideon moment.
God has purposely stripped us of most our resources, weapons and army needed for war lest we boast over God and give our own hands the glory for our victory. When it seems we are most ill prepared for the battle ahead, remember Gideon and the 300. Remember how God can take a small trinket of men and defeat an entire nation of people.
Study the example of Gideon and let your faith take you where human possibility can’t go.
“…Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, says the Lord of hosts.” (Zechariah 4)