God Plus You
When Israel cried out to the Lord to deliver them from the Midianites, He gave Gideon the assignment of leading Israel into battle. But Gideon protested. “Who am I? I am the least in my family, my family is the least in my clan, my clan is the least in my tribe, and my tribe is the least in Israel.” Gideon felt totally inadequate, and he was! Furthermore, he was a farmer with absolutely no military experience.
The assignment was even more impossible because of the tremendous superiority of the Midianite military over Israel’s. They were far better equipped. And they outnumbered Israel four to one.
But the Lord did a strange thing. He reduced Gideon’s small army even further, until Gideon was left with only 300 men to fight an army of 140,000. Talking about being outnumbered, for every one of Gideon’s men, there were now more than 450 heavily armed Midianite soldiers.
“Then the Lord said to Gideon, ‘By the three hundred men who lapped I will save you, and deliver the Midianites into your hand.’ ” (Judges 7:7 NKJV)
This was humanly impossible, but God did exactly what He said. We read in chapter 8:28, “Thus Midian was subdued before the children of Israel, so that they lifted their heads no more. And the country was quiet for forty years in the days of Gideon.”
Wow, what a lesson for us to know when we are faced with impossible odds!
So today, if the doctors have told you that you have no chance of recovering, or your financial condition is so bad that you can’t see how you can ever make it, or you have a job to do that is far beyond your natural ability, do not faint. Think of Gideon, and then, remind yourself that God loves to get involved when the odds are heavily against you.
Child of God, do not give up when things look bleak and hopeless. The truth is that God does His best work when we can’t. When we are weakest, we are strongest because His strength is made perfect in our weakness. Remember, no matter the odds, God plus you will always be enough. No, God plus you will always be more than enough!