A few days back I came across an incident in the life of Asa, one of the kings of Judah, which reminded me, once again that, as David once said,
“the battle is the Lord’s.”
You can read the account in 2 Chronicles 14. What particularly impressed me, is the humility and utter dependence upon the Lord which Asa expressed in the midst of a truly overwhelming situation (Zerah the Ethiopian, with his 1,000,000 soldiers and 300 chariots, had come against Judah):
“And Asa cried to the Lord his God, ‘O Lord, there is none like you to help, between the mighty and the weak. Help us, O Lord our God, for we rely on you, and in your name we have come against this multitude. O Lord, you are our God; let not man prevail against you.'” (2 Chronicles 14:11)
We are living in troubling times in a troubled world, to say the least. And quite frankly the odds would seem to be against those who would hold to God’s truth, seeking to walk in His ways. But no matter, because we can rest assured that God is not distraught about the odds.
“What odds, when You, our God, are the Creator and Sustainer of the Universe?” (Colossians 1:16-17)
May you be encouraged in remembering, as Asa rightly exclaimed “O Lord, there is none like you to help, between the might and the weak!” He is our strength, even in the midst of our weakness – no matter what we are facing. Our Lord longs to show His strength in our weakness:
And He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me. Therefore I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ’s sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong. (2 Corinthians 12:9-10)
Whenever, wherever, and for in whatever you find yourself that may seem overwhelming to you, know with absolute certainty, it is not overwhelming for God – for “there is none like Him!”
Blessings in Christ Jesus our Lord and Savior!