You may be familiar with the biblical account of Gideon, which I would like to unpack with you today. Amid Israel’s judgment, God called Gideon through an angel to rescue Israel. Doubting that he was fit for the role, Gideon asked the angel for a sign, which he provided.

This pattern continues as God calls Gideon to even more significant tasks, but Gideon seeks further confirmation, confident that God has chosen the wrong person. Yet, God chose Gideon above others because he was looking at his heart rather than his talents or riches.

As in Gideon’s case, when the odds are stacked against us, we must rely on God to see us through. Therefore, the next time things seem hopeless, I encourage you to use that situation as an opportunity to draw nearer to the Lord and seek out his provision like never before. God bless.