The LORD said to him, “I will be with you. And you will destroy the Midianites as if you were fighting against one man.”
God reduced Gideon’s army to just three hundred men when they were facing an army of a 135,000 Midianites. I can hear Gideon saying, “God, this is impossible.” God puts you in situations that are way over your head to see if you’ll trust Him and so He can show out in your life. God told Gideon, “I know you’re outnumbered, but you will defeat them as easily as if you were fighting one man.” When Gideon attacked in the night, the enemy got confused and ended up destroying one another. Gideon didn’t even have to fight. They never even broke a sweat.
There’s something called a “no sweat anointing.” That’s when you’re up against a challenge that’s much bigger than you can handle, but you don’t have to make it happen. You just stay in faith and God does it for you. The sickness seems stronger, the addiction seems permanent, the people against you are more powerful. God is saying, “I will be with you. You’re going to defeat it like you’re fighting one man.”
Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You for Your promise to be with me in whatever I am up against. Thank You that I don’t have to strive or work to make it happen because You have put a no sweat anointing on me. I believe that You will show out in my life as I trust in You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”