Outnumbered and Overwhelmed

 

My friend, Scott, wrote today’s WMD.

 

Outnumbered and Overwhelmed

 

I feel like God is speaking a very specific message to me for my life right now, but it’s also one I think He wants me to share, to send a word of hope to someone. Are you hurting? Do you feel lost? Confused? In all that’s going on, does it seem like nothing makes any sense? Trust me, you’re not alone.

 

Now let me ask you a very personal, deep question, one of those you don’t really like to even think about answering. Be honest, do you feel like God has left you, like He’s not even there? Truthfully, I have at times. And He has always shown Himself, in little ways that I clearly saw.

 

Today, He has shown Himself to me through His Word. In Judges 6-7, we read the story of Gideon. We first find him basically hiding out from his enemies, when an angel appears to him. After a bit of delaying by Gideon, God begins to work and He tells Gideon He is going to use him to lead the army to a victory over their enemy. An enemy that already outnumbers them, and currently they have 32,000 men in their army.

 

Ever feel outnumbered and overwhelmed? I bet Gideon did. And that’s when God begins to work. By sending more soldiers? Or maybe some powerful allies? Nope. God says they have too many, and He trims Gideon’s army to 10,000. Does that make any sense to you? It didn’t to me either, but God works in mysterious ways. In this case, mysterious soon became insane or crazy, because He then trims the army down to 300. Totally illogical, wouldn’t you agree? And with only these 300, God gave them victory. In what made no sense, God produced a miracle.

 

Does your life make sense right now? Have you considered your miracle may be about to come? I hadn’t. But God has reminded me today, and encouraged me, and I want to do the same for you. Hope. Trust. Obey. Take it from me, God knows what He’s doing. Good luck, and God bless!!

 

Scott

 

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About wednesdaymorningdevotional

I am currently the pastor of Lifeline Community Church in Fair Play, South Carolina. I also teach mathematics to middle schoolers. I have been publishing devotionals every Wednesday morning for about 7 years now. If you would like to listen to any of my actual sermons, visit www.lifelinecc.com.
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