Perhaps the LORD will help us, for nothing can hinder the LORD. He can win a battle whether he has many warriors or only a few. (1 Samuel 14:6 NLT)
Saul’s son, Jonathan, represented courage. He saw an opportunity to pull a sneak attack on the Philistines and rose to the challenge with the help of his trusty armor-bearer. Together they climbed a cliff, attacked and killed nearly two dozen enemies, and then sent the survivors running.
The secret to his courage and their win? It certainly wasn’t massive manpower. Nor was it brilliant human strategy. It was their faith in a present and all-powerful God who, by the way, sent an earthquake and confusion into the enemy camp to secure the victory.
Simply put, they trusted in the Lord and He helped them when they moved into action (v. 23).
This story makes faith look so easy. In reality, it ought to be considering the object of our faith—God. Trouble is, we make it difficult by focusing on our faith-testing circumstances rather than on Him.
What battle are you facing today? Are you dealing with a difficult marriage? Parenting a strong-willed child? Fighting health issues? Trying to stay afloat financially?
When faith-testers come your way, remember and apply Jonathan’s attitude. Trust the Lord to help you. Nothing can hinder Him. He can win the battle as you do whatever’s necessary on your part.
Know you are loved!