Psalm 33:16 A king is not saved by his great army; a warrior is not delivered by his great strength. 17 The war horse is a vain hope for victory, and by its great might it cannot save.
There are certain themes we encounter over and over in scripture. Today’s verses are a good example. The writer acknowledges that his security, victory in battle, has little to do with his armies or the weapons of war at his disposal. They are a small nation surrounded by much larger nations and empires. The numbers are not in their favor. However, they have God on their side – and that is enough.
I was reading an email from a pastor friend of mine who is currently on a trip to South Africa preaching the gospel in communities relatively hostile to Christianity. She and her team members have been struck with illness. Repeatedly. They have been denied access to certain places they had hoped to go. And yet – there is a harvest. There are people receptive to the gospel, finding hope in Jesus Christ. People may attempt to keep her and her team members contained – but the word of God cannot be contained. It does not return empty, but accomplishes that for which it was sent (Isaiah 55:11).
Some of you are facing seemingly impossible challenges – health challenges, financial challenges, relationship challenges, addiction challenges, and more. It’s easy to see long odds of success and give up. Trust me, I’ve done it more often than I’d care to admit. But today I’m reminded that our God is able. In fact, our God specializes in doing the impossible.
Lord give us grace to trust you for the impossible, and give you all the glory when you reveal your power through us. We pray this in Jesus’ name. Amen.
P.S., good news is I’m not worse than yesterday, but bad news is I’m not better either. Please continue to pray for me as it truly makes a difference. Thank you.