Gideon must have thought God had lost all grip on reality. Imagine going to war with 300 soldiers and expecting to win. Ludicrous. But that’s exactly what God had told him to do—whittle down his army until only 300 men remained. And so he obeyed. (Judges 7)
Call it ludricous, or call it gracious uncertainty. Going to battle with so few warriors may have seemed like certain suicide to the human strategist, but not to God. His ways surpass all understanding sometimes.
“We are uncertain of the next step, but we are certain of God,” writes Oswald Chambers. “”As soon as we abandon ourselves to God and the task He has placed closest to us, He begins to fill our lives with surprises…Leave everything to Him and it will be gloriously and graciously uncertain how He will come in—but you can be certain that He will come. Remain faithful to Him.”
Gideon remained faithful to God even though he had no clue how the details would come together. How do you and I fare next to Gideon when God gives us tasks that seem impossible or senseless?
What surprises has God given you when you’ve been faithful to His call?