When the Battle Seems Too Big
Day: 14 | Plan: Genesis
Today's Reading: Genesis 14
Genesis 14:12 (NIV) “They also carried off Abram’s nephew Lot and his possessions, since he was living in Sodom.”
Have you ever felt the deck was stacked against you? That you weren’t strong enough to fight the battle in front of you? Me, you, and Abram make three.
King Kedorlaomer and his allies defeated and conquered many smaller cities. The siege included Sodom, the city where Abram’s nephew, Lot, lived.
When word of King Kedorlaomer‘s triumph reached Abram he knew he had to rescue Lot and his family. There was just one issue. Abram was a rancher and shepherd, not a warrior. He had field hands—not soldiers—at his disposal. Engaging in a battle with men of successful military strength seemed impossible. But what is impossible with man is possible with God.
With the odds against him, Abram took his 300+ farm hands and defeated King Kedorlaomer and his mighty warriors. King Kedorlaomer had numerous trained military personnel. He had proven military success, yet Abram was able to defeat him. Abram had one successful military warrior on his side that could not match the strength of King Kedorlaomer‘s entire army. Abram had God on his side.
Me, you, and Abram? We have God on our side. The strength of our God is no match for the battles we face. All we need for complete success is God. We simply offer Him what little we have and then watch Him work on our behalf.
Prayer: Lord, help me. I face a field of King Kedorlaomers. I come to You and offer what little strength I have. I praise You before the battle so we can celebrate after the victory. In Jesus’ name, amen.
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