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God champions the underdog. This is a continual theme throughout Scripture; God’s presence ensured the victory of the nation of Israel when the odds were stacked against them.
David defeated Goliath, Israel triumphed over the Amalekites, Gideon’s army was reduced to a practically minuscule size.
It’s a great reminder to us today, as well: If God is on your side, you will be victorious even when the odds are stacked against you.
As Jonathan said:
Perhaps the Lord will help us, for nothing can hinder the Lord. He can win a battle whether he has many warriors or only a few. ~1 Samuel 14:6b, NLT
It’s not the smarts you have, the resources available to you, or your own brute strength that will determine your victory; it’s is the Lord’s favor because you are His child.
Here are 7 Things to Remember When the Odds Are Stacked Against You:
- Be confident in the Lord.
So we can confidently say, “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?” (Hebrews 13:6, ESV)
- God is holding your hand.
For I, the Lord your God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, “Fear not, I am the one who helps you.” (Isaiah 41:13, ESV)
- Call on the Lord.
“I called on your name, O Lord, from the depths of the pit; you heard my plea, ‘Do not close your ear to my cry for help!’ You came near when I called on you; you said, ‘Do not fear!’ (Lamentations 3:55-57, ESV)
- God will not leave you.
Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.” (Deuteronomy 31:6, ESV)
- You are not a slave of fear.
For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!” (Romans 8:15, ESV)
- You’ve been redeemed.
But now thus says the Lord, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. (Isaiah 43:1, ESV)
- You are not alone.
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1:9, ESV)
God is your champion. You are His. Don’t fear, don’t worry, don’t lose sleep. Rest in the knowledge and peace that your God, the One who loves you, fights for you.