This reminds me so much of one of those really inspiring speeches in a movie right before a big battle. A couple that come to mind are Braveheart and Independents day. Both movies have a moment where it is pretty much all on the line and it is time to really the troops. The big difference here is that God actually tells them what the future is going to be.
Think about this. It is inspiring and spurs people on when they are against the ropes to hear a compelling speech from a person or leader. Well at this point they are hearing from God, through His messenger. It isn’t just someone saying things that sound good. This is God calling to arms His people. He is calling those who are not what you would call a warrior to take up arms. This sounds strange and almost like it won’t work, but God continues to say that He is God and He is faithful.
We have all been in situations where we just feel like the world is just too much and it is not something that we can handle. If we look at history it is those moments when God reminds us that He is on the throne and nothing in this world can change that! When Israel was enslaved, God brought them out, when they were in the wilderness God brought them through. When they were completely disobedient and under the rule of Rome God sent Jesus.
This is a reminder that God is faithful. I don’t know what your life is like or how you may be straying or just feeling far from God or that it is all just too much. But please know that God has a plan, He is faithful and He is present and close.
By: Dakota Gragg — Student Ministry Associate