So he said to Him, “O my Lord, how can I save Israel? Indeed my clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my father’s house.
This passage is from a story about Gideon, an unlikely hero of the Israelites.
That’s the number of men Gideon had to fight the dreaded Midianites.
But God was concerned that , with the gigantic size of their army, that THEY would get the glory for this win….
And not HIM. (Judges 7:2)
So, God did what He LOVES to do. He whittled away at their numbers until the 22,000 became only 300!!!!!
To Gideon, it looked IMPOSSIBLE!
How many times do we find ourselves in seemingly impossible situations?
” Look at me! How can I save Israel?”
“Look at me!! How am I supposed to get all of this done??”
“How am I supposed to go on living without this person in my life?”
“How am I supposed to keep loving when I get nothing back?”
“How am I supposed to live with this pain?”
” How can I DO this???”
And the Lord said to him, “Surely I will be with you”
When He is with us, He is, really, all we need.
He makes what FEELS impossible…
He can dig through the darkest of tunnels and tombs, and
He can use the weakest of us to pull off the most POWERFUL
The fact that He’s “there” with us might not seem like much, but that’s because we can’t usually FATHOM the concept.
Eph. 1:19, Roth.: According to the energy of the grasp of His might.
I love this translation!
THIS is how He wants us to see what He does during those hard times.
He wants us to know that we are
In His grasp!
It no longer becomes about “grasping onto HIM,”
Because the grasp capability of OUR hands doesn’t really matter much.
It’s the grasp of HIS Hand
When we’re up against impossible tasks,
We make a grave mistake when we look to our OWN hand, our OWN strength,
Our OWN power.
We, instead, should be looking to HIS power,
Because that’s where things that seem impossible….