Who Stands With You?

By Idelette McVicker

But Lord,’ Gideon asked, ‘How can I save Israel? My clan is the weakest in Manasseh and I am the least in my family.’ The Lord answered, ‘I will be with you …’” Judges 6:15

How often do I look within or to another before I look up? Gideon looked at where he came from. He looked at his own accomplishments and his personal sense of identity, trying to establish whether he was equipped for the task, but God had a different answer: “I will be with you,” God told Gideon.

Sometimes, living in our fearlessly independent society, we forget that we don’t have to rely on self. We don’t need the perfect credentials to walk in the call God has for us. Instead, we are partnered with the God of the Universe who promises: “I will be with you.” It’s the promise of Emmanuel—God with us. We don’t have to do it alone. We can look up and fix our eyes on this God who can do “immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us …”

Thank you, Lord, that You are my partner and my strength. Thank You for the promise that You will be with me as I set out to do what You are calling me to today. Amen.

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2 Responses to Who Stands With You?

  1. beeee says:

    may the Lord continue to strenghten and bless you as you take each day in encouraging us in the Lord. i am glad because i know I have a sure anchor in Christ. he will never forsake me. hallelujah!

  2. Stephen Bernard says:

    Thank you for this inspiring devotional. It made me to retrospect and realize the fact that God was with me all along my life. Everything I had done was done by Him! My memory, cannot contain in this space, hence I tell you, you will be safe every where and will receive favours from quarters inimical to all others. No weapon that is formed against you will prosper and the tongue that rise will be condemned! Because God is with you! All that you have to do is go wherever He leads. You don’t need any document for proof of your credentials.
    He has been with me! Praise the Lord
    God bless you and keep you.

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