We count only on those resources that we are able to see and handle. The tendency is human, and universal, over millennia, to fail to depend on the power of God.
Gideon said to him, “But Lord, how can I deliver Israel? Just look! My clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the youngest in my family.” The Lord said to him, “Ah, but I will be with you! You will strike down the whole Midianite army.”
To this day we are asking the same question as Gideon. Perhaps this judge could have legitimately asked it. (Actually, he couldn’t.) But we, after so much divine evidence, after so many manifestations of God’s power? Do we still dare to ask the question of how things can be accomplished?
When will we learn that the presence of God and of his Son Jesus Christ (Mt 28.20) enable us to do all his work?
God, “by the power that is working within us is able to do far beyond all that we ask or think” Eph 3.20-21.
“Oh, Lord God, you did indeed make heaven and earth by your mighty power and great strength. Nothing is too hard for you!” Jer 32.17.
People, when will we (I) learn this truth? The Lord who defeated armies, who leveled mountains, who calmed storms, who multiplied and produced food is the same God who accompanies us daily, if we love and obey him.
There is no problem, difficulty, barrier, task, opposition too great for the Lord.
“Lord, I believe!”