Go in the strength you have and save Israel out of Midian’s hand. Am I not sending you? Judges 6:14, NIV
Gideon was a young soldier whose nation had been battered into poverty by the Midianites. He was defeated in his spirit as he tried to hide in a winepress while threshing enough grain to keep his family alive. Suddenly the Lord appeared to him, commissioning him to lead his nation against Midian. “Go in the strength you have,” the Lord told him.
Gideon didn’t feel he had much strength, but he had enough to fulfill God’s will. And that’s exactly how much strength you have. Weakness comes and goes, depending on illness, age, and the demands of life. But we are stronger than we realize, for the Lord is our Strength and our Salvation. He will always give you enough strength for what He intends for you to do.
Erwin Lutzer said, “A faithful God does not expect you to do what you cannot; He supplies the needed strength.” As we faithfully serve God, He gives us the strength we need for the tasks He has placed in front of us. So go in the strength you have.
Do you need strength? Peace? Wisdom? Direction? Discipline? Ask for it! God will hear you. Charles Swindoll