Parenting by Design Daily Devotional and Devotions for Christian Parents
<< Parenting by Design

Parenting by Design - January 12

  • 2021 Jan 12

Outnumbered and Overwhelmed

Judges 7:7: The Lord said to Gideon, "With the three hundred men that lapped I will save you and give the Midianites into your hands" (NIV).

The Midianite army of 135,000 badly outnumbered the Israelites, who only had 32,000 men ready for battle. But even that was too many. God instructed Gideon to reduce his army to only 300 men! Before the battle, Gideon worshipped God and then divided his men into three companies. Their weapons were only trumpets and empty jars with torches inside them!

God wanted Israel to know that victory does not depend on strength or numbers, but on obedience and commitment to Him. As proof, the Midianite army fell before them without the Israelites drawing a single sword.

What in your life seems too hard to conquer? "Midianites" sometimes come in the form of parenting challenges when we feel outnumbered and overwhelmed. Whatever you're facing, remember that the battle is God's. Don't let fear overcome your faith. But like Gideon, remember that we are never prepared to do battle until we bow in worship to God.

Make your choice for faith and trust that God will fight for you.

More Parenting by Design Articles