And the Lord turned to him and said, “Go in this might of yours and save Israel from the hand of Midian; do not I send you?” And he said to him, “Please, Lord, how can I save Israel? Behold, my clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my father’s house.” And the Lord said to him, “But I will be with you, and you shall strike the Midianites as one man.”
Judges 6:14-16 – ESV
We have all read about the story of Gideon, the mighty man of God who overturned an entire army of Midianites with just 300 men by his side. But we rarely hear about how worthless and incapable Gideon felt when God first called him to lead Israel.
In the verses above, we see Gideon asking God how he could possibly save Israel. He belonged to the weakest clan in Manasseh and he was considered the least in his family.
God’s answer to Gideon included five power-packed words, “I will be with you”.
And those are the same words God is telling us today. Are you faced with insurmountable seemingly unable to overcome challenges in your life? Have you been asked to do something that seems impossible? Do you feel you’re unprepared, not ready, so worthless, or not capable of doing a good job? I feel the same way in my call to minister and serve here in Payson Arizona.
However with the two words, “But God” and Phil 4:13 which is Uturn for Christ’s preeminent scripture, I know and trust “I can do ALL things thru Christ who strengthens me” I am and will be Victorious because “God is with me”!
You and I will mess up if we place our confidence in ourselves. Place yours and my confidence in God instead. He has promised to be with you. He will strengthen you and help you do better than you can even imagine. Exceedingly Abundantly beyond what we can think or imagine, we can be Overcomers!
Yes Lord and Thank You Jesus that You are with us in ALL of our circumstances!