Trusting in the Lord
Gideon was a man who is sometimes referred to as being weak
and afraid. Actually he was a man of great discernment, and
Gideon lived in a time when judgment was upon Israel. There
was a lack of the presence of the Lord, and a lack of His
divine favor upon Israel. Gideon recognized this and was concerned.
The Lord chose Gideon, knowing he would refuse to step out
in his own strength. Gideon would be absolutely sure that
the Lord was with Him, before he would take any steps toward
deliverance. Because of this, the Lord was able to use him
mightily in bringing a supernatural deliverance to the children
of Israel. (Judges chapters six and seven)
Today, the Lord is looking for those who will put their total
trust in Him, and are both sensitive and responsive to His
presence - who are “listening” and will “wait”
for a word from Him. There is a Holy Spirit “boldness,”
with a “courage” to obey that comes when we know,
that we know, we have heard from the Lord. He is calling us
into this place of spiritual hearing now.
Paul said our faith “should not stand in the wisdom
of men, but in the power of God”
(I Corinthians 2:5).
May each of us be able to proclaim with the Psalmist, the
“Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we
the name of the LORD our God.” Psalm 20:7.