Lord will act in our behalf. Nothing can hinder the Lord from saving, whether by many or few" (I Samuel 14:6). Faith in God propelled Jonathan to take action!
Dear friend, what about you? God is your Partner on the job, in leading the family, in living the Christian life, in performing Christian service and in facing both pleasant and unpleasant times. Why not try achieving your strongly desired goals? Spend time talking yourself into trying!
Notice a word Jonathan used when he referred to the Lord. "
the Lord will act." Jonathan knew God would act-he just didn't know how God would act. Jonathan's word
merely indicates that he was willing to take a risk rather than talk himself out of attempting the impossible. We cannot remove the element of risk whenever we move ahead with our plans or our ambitions. People who talk themselves into trying the impossible accept the risks attached to going on with life.
Jonathan chose to place uncertainty in God's hands.
His trust in God overcame
his fear of risk-taking
He could not see the precise outcome of trying to succeed. He could see the Lord, who controls whatever happens when we are willing to try.
When Jonathan acted on his desire to attack the enemy, God worked in his behalf. The Lord brought about a tremendous victory over the enemies of Israel.
Talk yourself into trying to achieve your desires. God stands ready to "fulfill every good purpose of yours and every act prompted by your faith" (2 Thessalonians 1:11).